Become a Fellow

When you become a Fellow of the RSA you become part of a diverse network of like-minded people who want to build a better society.

In this empowering RSA Short Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize winner, explains why it is so important that we strive to make a difference:

Apply for RSA Fellowship.

What you need to apply

Fellowship is open to anyone anywhere in the world who shares or demonstrates a commitment to positive social change in their professional, civic or personal life.

Personal Statement

On the application form you have the opportunity to tell us why you want to become a Fellow in no more than 200 words.


We do ask for details of three referees, though they don’t necessarily have to be Fellows of the RSA. We may contact some of your referees for a character reference.

Are you eligible for a fast-track application form?

To apply for fast-track Fellowship you will have made a prominent contribution to positive social change. This could be in the management of a social enterprise, charitable organisation or public sector body; in the field of academia; or through volunteering your time and expertise for the benefit of your community. Evidence that demonstrates your commitment to positive social change must be publicly available. Please contact us to find out if you are eligible and for more information.   


To support our work and join this unique network Fellows pay an annual subscription of £165 and there is also a one-off £75 registration fee when you first join.