Dear list members,

The Regional Studies Association (RSA) covers issues as diverse as climate 
change, migration, smart specialisation and planning, focusing at the 
sub-national and regional scales and linking to policy making and practice. We 
have several opportunities (specified below) for PhD students and early career 
(EC) researchers crossing the interdisciplinary boundaries of economics, 
geography, political science, planning and sociology. For more details on the 
RSA please go to<>.

Research Funding
We have an EC research grant of up to £10 000 to support a discrete piece of 
regional studies and/or regional science research by EC researchers 

RSA Research Networks, with funding of up to £10,000, are formed by members 
interested in examining an issue that responds to the aims of the Association 
and is of interest and concern to members as well as non-members. The issue 
would not necessarily to have a direct policy focus, but the examination would 
normally lead to policy related conclusions.

We also have wards for students and EC 
*              Nathaniel Lichfield Award - the nominee must have graduated with 
a master`s degree within the previous year;
*              RSA PhD Student Award - the nominee has to be a registered PhD 
student who has not yet received their certificate;
*              RSA Routledge Early Career Award - the nominee has to be an 
early career researcher within five years of the date on their PhD certificate 
or equivalent.

Networking and career development
We also hold several conferences every year that have Student and EC career 
development sessions, with one conference specifically aimed at PhD students 
and EC researchers 

Mentored publishing route
Our open access journal, Regional Studies, Regional Science, also has a section 
specifically devoted to students and EC papers which focuses on publishing 
short articles from students and EC to make their research accessible to a 
wider audience. This section offers working with a mentor to get your paper 
publication ready and all authors selected for this section have the article 
processing charge (APC) paid by the RSA 

Other opportunities
Please do have a look at the further events, benefits and opportunities 
available on our website: (

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards,


Daniela Carl
Deputy Chief Executive

Regional Studies Association<>
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