The following members of the Regional Studies Association have been awarded with one of the new grants introduced by the RSA in 2015:

FeRSA: The RSA Fellowship Grants are provided to support a discrete piece of regional studies and/or regional science research. The value of the award is up to £7,500 (or its equivalent in dollars or euros depending upon the agreed exchange rate at the time of the award). The award has a maximum time span of 18 months and reporting conditions apply. 

Sarah Ayres from the University of Bristol, UK. Her research will concentrate on assessing the impact of 'informal governance' on devolution in English cities.  

Andy Jonas from the Department of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, University of Hull, UK. His research will concentrate on global infrastructure public‐private partnerships and the geopolitics of city‐regions.

 

MeRSA:The RSA Membership Research Grants are provided to support a discrete piece of regional studies and/or regional science research. The value of the award is up to £5,000 (or its equivalent in dollars or euros depending upon the agreed exchange rate at the time of the award). The award has a maximum time span of 18 months and reporting conditions apply.

Raffaella Calabrese from the Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK. Her research will concentrate on modelling spatial dependence in mortgage credit models. 

Sabine Dörry from the School of Geography, University of Oxford, UK. Her research will concentrate on the role of the state in building sustainable financial centres: Comparing London, Luxembourg and Singapore.

Etienne Nel from the Department of Geography, University of Otago, New Zealand. His research will concentrate on the role of regional and local agencies and actors in responding to economic crises and opportunities in New Zealand and Australia. 

Congratulations to all our grant awardees and we look forward to receiving many more applications from members for our next round which closes on the 30th October.