The Regional Studies Association (RSA) offers a variety of benefits to its members, ranging from access to latest research and publications, funding schemes, networking and publishing opportunities, discounts on publications to capacity building and career development opportunities. Joining the RSA also supports the work of the Association and allows us to support researchers the world over.
#1. Latest research
RSA members have access to latest research in the field of regional studies, science and related fields:
Regional Studies Regions Science
+ 23 subject related journals including Mobilities, Innovation and Development, City, International Planning Studies, Cities & Health
+ the Policy Impact books
By joining the RSA, you become part of a network of 20,000+ regional researchers and policymakers the world over. We organise or support a large number of conferences/ webinars and facilitate networking via our territorial networks, early and mid-career women’s network, student and ECR network, a variety of funded RSA research networks and our social media platforms. Have a look to see what we do
#3. Build and extend your skills and knowledge
We normally run capacity building sessions as part of our events but while we are lock down and cannot meet in person, we developed a popular Professional Development Webinar series. The webinar series offers training and support for skills, knowledge and professional development on a variety of topics. Members can watch the recordings on demand whenever suits.
The RSA’s journal Regional Studies Regions Science offers a mentored publishing route for PhD students and ECR. This support and publishing route is fully funded by the RSA. Visit Regional Studies Regional Science: Early Careers Papers Section for more details.
#4. Save money and access research funding
Over the years (as of 2020), we supported 199 researchers globally and invested £994,500 in members’ research.
We fund research projects of individual researchers (MeRSA, FeRSA or EC Grant schemes) or groups of researchers, and in different stages of their career.
RSA members benefit also from discounts on books between 30-35%. See Publications in RSA Lounge for details.
#5. Support the global regional studies community
As an RSA member, you contribute to advancing research and supporting the regional studies and science community. Thanks to our members we can make a real difference and support researchers in their early career or emerging economies. Our members are simply essential for the work of the Association by sharing their research and insights, volunteering on our journals, committees and the Board. THANK YOU for your support!