David Gibbs, University of Hull, UK received a FeRSA Grant for his research on transition regions and the development of the green economy. This project will deliver new insights into the processes of transition towards green regional economies, through exploring how regional actors aim to bring about transitions. It will also investigate how the processes of transition affects those places e.g. through widespread adoption of renewable energy and community-based economic initiatives, or the promotion of their regions as green economy exemplars. More information about his research project is available here

Through the RSA Fellowship Grant Scheme the Association seeks to enable its members to undertake a piece of regional research and to assist with ensuring its contribution to regional understanding. All applicants are required to set out their dissemination plans not only through academic networks but also to communities of policy and practice. This award is open to Fellows of the RSA only. RSA Fellows are individual members who have been continuous members for a minimum of 5 years and who have also been defined as “active members”. 

Forthcoming application deadline is 8th May 2017.

Current grant holders:

  • Colin Mason, University of Glasgow, UK – The genesis of entrepreneurial ecosystems: the case of Atlantic Canada (October 2015)
  • Andy Jonas, University of Hull, UK – Global infrastructure public‐private partnerships and the geopolitics of city‐regions (May 2015)
  • Sarah Ayres, University of Bristol, UK – Assessing the impact of ‘informal governance’ on devolution in English cities (May 2015)