The Regional Studies Association is a member of the UK-based Academy of Social Science. The Academy of Social Sciences is the national academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners in the social sciences. Its mission is to promote social science in the United Kingdom for the public benefit.
The Academy is composed of around 1100 individual Fellows, 42 Learned Societies, and a number of affiliates, together representing nearly 90,000 social scientists. Fellows are distinguished scholars and practitioners from academia and the public and private sectors. Most Learned Societies in the social sciences in the UK are represented within the Academy.
Twice a year usually around June and December, the Association is permitted to nominate up to 5 people to become Fellows of the Academy of Social Science (Max 10 per annum).
“Nominees must be people of established status and reputation, and must have made a substantial contribution to wider social science – to policy or practice – going beyond the normal requirements of their position.”
The criteria and guidelines can be found on the Academy’s website. The selection process is competitive and involves a rigorous nomination process. To make an application for nomination please complete sections 1, 3, and 4 of the Nomination Form and return it to email@example.com by email, no later than Monday 3rd April 2023 at 8pm GMT.
To complete the nomination procedure a CV of the individual must be included, along with the Diversity Monitoring Form. The proposer and the nominee cannot be based at the same institution, and both should be established current members of the Regional Studies Association. Applications will be considered by the RSA Board and nominees will be notified if their application is to be taken forward.
If accepted as a Fellow, individuals will be responsible for payment of the annual AcSS Fellow subscription fee, which currently ranges from £120 to £278 depending on status and payment method.