6 March 2015

Regional Studies Association Announced New Research Funding Schemes

We are pleased to announce that as part of the Regional Studies Association‘s 50th anniversary new funding schemes and increased funding for Research Networks have been agreed.

By offering these, the Association is seeking to raise the profile of regional research and its contribution if appropriate, to policy and practice. Research awards will be judged on the basis of the excellence of the research proposal and the ability of the applicant to communicate the results of the research broadly.

Please note that these schemes are open to RSA members only. However, non-members are encouraged to apply and join the RSA at the same time (not applicable for the Fellowship Research Grant). 

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you feel would be interested in these funding Schemes.
For more details on the RSA’s Funding Schemes, please see below:
 


Early Career Grant Scheme
This award is open to single applicants in their early career (five years maximum between the date showing on the PhD certificate and the application deadline). Applicants must be based within an eligible higher education institution (HEI) and must be a current, early career member of the RSA and throughout the duration of the grant. Please note that applicants may join the RSA as members at the same time as applying for the grant.
Value: up to £10,000 (or its equivalent in US$ or € depending upon the exchange rate at the time of the award).
Timeframe: Maximum time span of 18 months and reporting conditions apply
Application process: From 2015 a two stage application process applies.
Application deadline (first selection round): 31st July 2015, 3pm (GMT)

Webpage: www.regionalstudies.org/funding/page/early-career-grant-scheme



Membership Research Grant (NEW)
This is a new research funding scheme introduced in 2015 which is intended primarily to provide opportunities for mid-career scholars who have already published in the field of regional studies and or science and who are current Individual members of the RSA.
Value: up to £5,000 (or its equivalent in US$ or € depending upon the exchange rate at the time of the award).
Timeframe: Maximum time span of 18 months and reporting conditions apply
Application process: A two stage application process applies
Application deadline (first selection round): 8th May 2015, 3pm (GMT)

Webpage: www.regionalstudies.org/funding/page/rsa-MeRSA-Grant



Fellowship Research Grant (NEW)
This new award is open to Fellows of the RSA only. RSA Fellows are members who have been continuous members for a minimum of 5 years and who have also been defined as “active members”. This means that they have contributed to the life of the Association through serving on the Board or committees, have spoken at conferences, have applied for funding etc. Please email the membership team at membership@regionalstudies.org to check your eligibility for this category of membership.
Value: up to £7,500 (or its equivalent in US$ or € depending upon the exchange rate at the time of the award).
Timeframe: Maximum time span of 18 months and reporting conditions apply
Application process: A two stage application process applies
Application deadline (first selection round): 8th May 2015, 3pm (GMT)

Webpage: www.regionalstudies.org/funding/page/rsa-fellowship-research-grant-scheme