RSA Early Career Grant Available

September 8, 2014

RSA Early Career Grant Scheme

Submission deadline: 8th September 2014, 10am GMT

The RSA Early Career Grant Scheme is open to single applicants in their early career (those within five years after finishing their PhD). Applicants must be based within an eligible higher education institution (HEI) and must be a current, early career member of the Regional Studies Association and throughout the duration of the grant.

How does it work?

The RSA Early Career Awards are provided to support a discrete piece of regional studies and/or regional science research. The value of the award is up to £10,000 (or its equivalent in dollars or Euros depending upon the agreed exchange rate at the time of the award). The award has a maximum time span of 18 months and reporting conditions apply. Only one award will be made to any successful applicant.


There will be four grants each up to £10,000 available in the 2014 round.

Candidates should ensure that their application:

  •  Is ambitious in their scope and have a clear international impact;
  •  Includes the full research specification within the main application document instead of an attached document;
  •  Includes a CV that lists only the top 5 relevant publications to the research proposal;
  •  Includes a copy of the PhD certificate showing the date of the award;
  •  Excludes the mentor letter;
  •  Asks why the RSA should fund the research and how the research fits within the Association’s themes of development.

Submission deadline: 8th September 2014, 10am GMT

For more information and the application form, please go to


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