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Join the Fellowship

The RSA Fellowship is a global community of 30,000 proactive problem solvers who share our vision and values.

Fellows have access to the brightest new ideas, innovative projects, a diverse network of like-minded people and a platform for social change.

If you are committed to supporting the mission of the RSA then we want to hear from you.

Fellows pay a £15.17 monthly charitable subscription

Fellows pay a £15.17 monthly charitable subscription

All of our work is made possible by the support of our Fellows.

Those joining for the first time also pay a one-off £75 registration fee. If for any reason your application is not successful all fees are refunded in full. 

Find out more about the application process

why should you become a fellow?

You share our values 

Our people are what drive us forward. We are a global community of active problem solvers. Motivated by a shared set of values and the change we want to see. We are open, optimistic, pioneering, rigorous and enabling. 


You support our approach 

We think of ourselves as 'social system entrepreneurs'. Think like a system, act like an entrepreneur is our RSA wide approach to change; it is how we think about complex challenges and how best to go about solving them. It means thinking deeply about the system as a whole, about where our intervention will land and understanding where there are opportunities and energy for change. 

You are inspired by the brightest ideas

Through our unique Fellowship network new ideas from the RSA and around the world are made available to all.

Fellows have access to original articles from some of the world’s greatest thinkers in the award-winning RSA Journal and they stay up to date with the latest RSA news, research and projects through regular communications. 

It's great to be part of an organisation that thinks outside the box using some of the tools of the 21st Century - research, development and modern technology - to develop solutions for our global family.

Earl Fowlkes

President, Centre for Black Equity

You want to connect with a powerful network

You want to connect with a powerful network

Past Fellows have included Benjamin Franklin, Karl Marx, Marie Curie & Charles Dickens. While many Fellows have achieved recognition for their contribution in a particular field, this it is not the defining criterion for becoming a Fellow. Our ethos is inclusive. We value all who positively impact society.

Today Fellows come from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines. You can find and connect with other Fellows through MyRSA according to their location, skills and interests, or meet at events across the world.  

You want to develop solutions to social challenges 

A growing number of Fellows are working together on projects which are having real-world impact, supported by funding and expertise from RSA Catalyst.

The Catalyst programme provides small grants to support new ideas, connects project leaders with expertise from within the Fellowship and offers advice about running crowdfunding campaigns.

You want to engage with our work 

We are developing new opportunities for Fellows to engage with the RSA's programmes to help drive forward our mission. 

We support and encourage Fellows who want to setup complementary projects, contribute articles to our online platform, and run events which build momentum around ideas that are central to our work. 

You want a home for enlightened thinking 

While Fellows meet all over the world, RSA House in London is the historic residence of the RSA where Fellows can meet, work, think and be inspired. 

The House features wifi throughout, a restaurant, bar, breakout spaces and a library. If you would like a tour of the House just let us know and we will arrange this for you. 

The RSA is a place I have always respected because of the amazing history and because it welcomes young creative people from all round the world.

Sonoke Obuchi

Theatre Set Designer

Join us

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss whether Fellowship is right for you, get in touch with Kirby who will be happy to help.

Find out more about the application process

Kirby Fullerton

Kirby Fullerton

Fellowship Development Coordinator