The Association has launched a new policy research initiative worth £15,000 (C. €17,000, US$18,000) to successful teams aiming to connect their work and wider communities to societal questions and policy needs. 

Applications are invited on the following themes (click here for the Call for Applications):

1. Role of HEIs in regional development 
2. Place-based policy making
3. The Chinese One Belt One Road initiative

The two key deliverables from each Expo are:

  • an article for Regional Studies, Regional Science with the Article Processing Charge (APC) sponsored by the Association from the withheld portion of the grant (articles will be subject to peer review)
  • a book in the new RSA Impact and Policy Series. This would be a minimum 25,000 and maximum 30,000 words policy book. It could be in the form of a report or edited papers with an introduction and conclusion. It must include an executive summary highlighting the policy implications from the work.

Application form is available here:

The submission deadline for detailed applications is 30th March 2018. Please send your applications and queries to