Regional Studies Association (RSA) Membership Research Grant Scheme 2020

Regional Studies Association (RSA) Membership Research Grant Scheme 2020

Deadline: February 21, 2020

The Regional Studies Association invites applications for the RSA Membership Research Grant Scheme 2020. 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.

Benefits

The value of the award is up to £5,000 (c. $6,300; c. €5,600).

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be based within a higher education institution.
  • This research funding scheme 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.
  • Please note that non-members are encouraged to apply and join the RSA at the same time. The full Terms and Conditions governing the grants are available on the website.

Application

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.

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

  1. 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
  2. Title of the research project
  3. Timings of the research
  4. Summary including details of research and the advances it is hoped that it will make (Max 500 words)
  5. Brief overview of costs and budget
  6. 1-3 page CV

Please send your Expression of Interest application and queries to [email protected]

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit RSA Membership Research Grant.

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