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

All applicants are required to complete a personal statement (maximum of 200 words) outlining why they would like to join the RSA, what they hope to gain from Fellowship and what they hope to be able to give back.


Please note that your referees do not need to be Fellows of the RSA. We may contact all or 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.  


RSA United States is a 5.01c(3) non-profit organization which relies completely on Fellowship dues to support its work. Fellowship dues are not tax deductible (although additional contributions are).

Annual Fellowship: USD$275
There is a one-off registration fee of $120 when you first join.

Life Fellowship:
$4,750 for applicants aged 64 and under
$2,400 for applicants aged 65 and over

New Fellows taking up life Fellowship pay no registration fee. Life Fellowship is offered with a 50% reduction once you have been a Fellow for ten years.

*Dollar amounts are updated to reflect current exchange rates.