RSA Early Career Grant Scheme –

This award is open to individual applicants in their early career (five years maximum between the date showing on the certificate and the application deadline). Applicants must be based within an eligible higher education institution and must be a current, early career member of the RSA. This grant aims to support a discrete piece of regional studies and/or regional science research.

The value of the grant is up to £10,000 (c. $12,700; c. €11,200). The grant has a maximum time span of 18 months and reporting conditions apply. The full Terms and Conditions governing the grant are available in the EC Handbook.

Please send your Expression  of  Interest application and queries to 

Forthcoming deadline: 28th May 2019

The Expression of Interest should be a maximum of 3 pages long and should include the following:

  • Applicant information details:
    • Title, name, surname
    • RSA membership number
    • Postal address, telephone number and email for correspondence
    • Name of Higher Education Institution (HEI), Job title, Position
    • Details on previously awarded RSA Grants (Early Career Grant, Membership Research Grant, Fellowship Research Grant, Policy Expo and Research Network)
    • EC Status – Date showing on the PhD certificate
  • Title of the research project
  • Timings of the research
  • Summary – details of research and the advances it is hoped to make – word limit 500
  • Brief overview of costs and budget