As part of our Regions in Recovery Global E-Festival, we were organising a session on our Membership Research Grant Scheme (MeRSA) – Chair: Daniela Carl, Regional Studies Association; Speakers: Elisa Giuliani, University of Pisa, Italy Heike Mayer, University of Bern, Switzerland. Watch the recording of our session and learn more about the MeRSA funding –
This grant aims to reward excellence and support outstanding individual researchers on a topic related to regional studies and regional science. It is intended primarily to provide opportunities for scholars who have already published in the field of regional studies and/or regional science and who are currently individual members of the RSA. The value of the award is up to £5,000 (c. $6,300; c. €5,600). The award has a maximum time span of 18 months and reporting conditions apply. The full Terms and Conditions governing the grant are available in the MeRSA Handbook.
Application Deadline (Expression of Interest): 1st September 2021
The MeRSA Grant operates a two stage application and assessment process. In the first round, applicants are asked to submit an expression of interest. The Expression of Interest should submitted via the form – please click on the button below to apply. Shortlisted applicants from this first round will then be asked to submit a full proposal as part of the final selection round. The Expression of Interest should include the following (see details in the handbook):
- Applicant information details
- Title of the research project
- Timings of the research
- Summary including details of research and the advances it is hoped that it will make (Max 500 words)
- Brief overview of costs and budget
- 1-3 page CV
If you have any questions or need any help with the submission form, please send us an email to email@example.com
To see about our grant holder research projects and to watch their videos explaining their research, please click on the Previous and Current Grant Holders grant holder names on the lower left of this page.
In the video below, Sabine Dörry, RSA Ambassador to Luxembourg and previous MeRSA grant holder shares her top tips for writing grant applications.
In the video below, Xabier Gainza, one of our 2017 MeRSA Grant Holders gives his tips for grant applications:
Andrea Morrison, a MeRSA Grant holder, shares his tips for a successful grant application in the recording below: