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Finding Funding

RSA Early Career Grant Scheme
Regional Studies Association (RSA)
  • Masters/PhD
  • Postdocs
Fellowship/Research Grant
  • May
12-24 months
"Who is it for? 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 and throughout the duration of the grant (please note that applicants may apply for membership at the same time as applying for the grant).

How does it work? The RSA Early Career Grant (EC) is provided 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A two stage application process is used for the RSA Early Career Grant. The Expression of Interest should be a maximum of 3 pages long and should include the following (see details in the handbook):

Applicant information details: Title, name, surname
RSA membership number
Postal address
Telephone number and email
Name of Higher Education Institution (HEI)
Title of the research project
Timings of the research
Details of research and the advances it is hoped to make
Brief overview of costs and budget"

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
Email: info(at)

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