The RSA Travel Grant is a fantastic opportunity to help you towards your travel costs to present your work, network and participate at world wide non-RSA events within the field. You can apply* for up to £500 funding towards your travel costs to attend a non RSA event. 

In offering this award, the Regional Studies Association is seeking to promote and encourage research and dissemination activities, both within and across trans-national borders and to further the overall aims and objectives of the Association.

We particularly encouraged Students and Early Careers to apply. As a maximum of two applications can be awarded per round, those who are not successful are welcome to reapply.

The forthcoming 2015 deadlines for applications are:

  • Friday 28th August
  • Friday 27th November

Read what former RSA Travel Grant recipients said about the grant:

“I am extremely grateful to the Regional Studies Association for providing the Travel Grant which enabled me to attend and present my research at this conference.” 

Christopher Huggins attended the Council for European Studies (CES) Annual conference in Amsterdam.

“This conference has certainly expanded my knowledge and understanding of borders and borderlands and I am very keen on continuing to be a conference gateway keeper for the RSA in this particular research field.” 

Beatrix Haselsberger attended the Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS) Annual Conference in Denver.

How to apply and further information at

*Recipients of the travel grant must be a member of the Association at the time of the application and at the time of travel (non-members are encouraged to apply and join at the same time). Only one grant can be awarded every five years of membership. You can read reports from past RSA Travel Grant awardees in the section “Previous Awards”.