Grant Opportunity

Lea Hemetsberger

Feb 5, 2017


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The Regional Studies Association has launched a new policy research funding and dissemination scheme. The RSA Policy Expo will grant up to £15,000 (C. €17000) to successful teams aiming to connect their work and the wider communities to societal questions and policy needs.

The Association aims to support Expos addressing important, current issues that have an impact on society and investigate how the communities of regional studies, regional science, urban studies and related fields can respond to new societal challenges and opportunities.

Applications focusing on the themes below are now invited:

  • Industrial Strategy and the Role of Industry, Employment & Apprenticeships in Cities and Regions
  • Climate change, adaptation and governance
  • Global Migration and regional development

The two key deliverables from the funded Policy Expo are:

  • an article for Regional Studies, Regional Science (RSRS)with the article processing change (APC) sponsored by the Association from the withheld portion of the grant (articles will be subject to peer review)
  • a book in the new RSA Impact and Policy Series. This would be a minimum of 25000 and maximum 30000 words book. It could be in the form of a report or edited papers with an introduction and conclusion. It must include an executive summary highlighting the policy implications from the work. This book will be distributed to all RSA members and RSA journal subscribers giving it a global circulation and large footprint.

Expos will normally run for no more than 18 months from commissioning to submission of the book and RSRS article for review.

More information on this Grant Scheme can be downloaded at

The submission deadline for the detailed application is 6th March 2017, 3pm (GMT).