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Join the RSA Fellowship

Become an RSA Fellow

Do you believe in a world where everyone is able to participate in creating a better future? 

Do you want to expand your community, access pioneering research and be supported in your work? 

Join our thriving global community of 30,000 changemakers, innovators and entrepreneurs today. As a Fellow, you will be inspired by new ideas, have access to innovative programmes, be part of a diverse network of like-minded people, and expand your platform for social change.

Let’s take collective action to resolve the challenges of our time.

Why should I become a Fellow?

You want to connect with a diverse community of changemakers

We are an inclusive global community and value all who are committed to positively impacting society, no matter your professional experience, background, or perceived level of success. Fellows are at the heart of the RSA. Connect, converse, collaborate and learn from a growing community, develop your ideas, and expand your professional network.

You want to access pioneering research and thought leadership

The RSA unearths patterns and unlocks insights to enable and empower change. The RSA Living Change Approach is how we think about complex challenges and how we go about solving them.

You want to develop solutions to social challenges

You can engage and partner with pioneering research and design work undertaken through our core programmes, share insights, perspectives and practices which advance our collective understanding and impact Contribute to thought-provoking debate, peer-support Fellows with their ideas and projects, and access opportunities to develop solutions to local and global social challenges.

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Apply online now

Start the application process by registering online via our online application portal

Our criteria

The RSA is a values-based organisation. We are open, optimistic, pioneering, enabling and rigorous. We welcome all those aligned with these values, who share and support our vision of a better future; one which works for everyone and in which everyone participates.

We have always been a home for those committed to positive social change regardless of background, qualifications, or level of perceived success.

To become a Fellow, you must:

  • Be over 18
  • Support our vision and share our values
  • Share our commitment to social change

If you are passionate about solving the challenges of our time, we invite you to join our unique global community of over 30,000 fellows to make this a reality.

The application process

We encourage you to apply and our team is here to make it as easy as possible for you. All potential Fellows complete a short online application.

Becoming a Fellow is a simple process. You may be contacted by us directly to apply, but many people join by starting an online application form themselves.

The application takes less than 30 minutes to complete and is reviewed by our admissions panel. All Fellows make an annual charitable subscription of £182. There's also a one-off registration fee of £75, which helps cover the set-up and on-boarding of your Fellowship. Flexible payment options are also available.

You do not need to be invited and can begin your application via our website, today.

If you have independently started an application via our website, we collect information about two referees in the form to support your application. This is for us to carry out our due diligence and ensure all Fellows in our community share in our vision and values. If you have been nominated to become a Fellow, your nominator has already acted as your referee.

While this is an overview, more detailed information about the application process is available on the “Information about Applying” page.

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What is RSA Fellowship?

Find out more about our global network of active problem solvers.

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Fellowship FAQs

Frequently asked questions about applying for RSA Fellowship