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Finding Funding

RSA Membership Research Grant Scheme (MeRSA)
Regional Studies Association (RSA)
  • All Researchers
Fellowship/Research Grant
  • May
12-24 months
"This grant aims to reward excellence and support outstanding individual researchers on a topic related to regional studies and regional science. It is intended primarily to provide opportunities for scholars who have already published in the field of regional studies and/or regional science and who are currently individual members of the RSA. The value of the award is up to £5,000 (c. $6,300; c. €5,600). The award has a maximum time span of 18 months and reporting conditions apply. The full Terms and Conditions governing the grant are available in the MeRSA Handbook.

The MeRSA Grant operates a two stage application and assessment process. In the first round, applicants submit an expression of interest. Shortlisted applicants from the first round will then be asked to complete an application form and submit their full proposal as part of the final selection round.

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..

First selection round: The Expression of Interest should include the following (see details in the handbook):

Applicant information details: title, name, surname, RSA membership number, postal address, telephone number, email, name of Higher Education Institution (HEI), details of previously awarded RSA Grants
Title of the research project
Timings of the research
Summary including details of research and the advances it is hoped that it will make (Max 500 words)
Brief overview of costs and budget
1-3 page CV"

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