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JOIN THE Fellowship

The Fellowship is a global network of 28,000 people who support the RSA's mission to enrich society through ideas and action.

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 £14.33 monthly charitable subscription

Fellows pay a £14.33 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 mission is to create the conditions for the enlightened thinking and collaborative action needed to address today’s most pressing social challenges.

At the heart of the RSA is an international community of 27,000 like-minded people, a Fellowship, with the shared values of  creativity, inclusivity and responsibility.


You support our approach 

The power to create is the ability to turn your ideas and aspirations into reality.

The rapid pace of change in society, politics and technology means that, for the first time, millions of people around the world now have the tools and the resources to do this. 

This approach – the Power to Create - informs all of our work. 

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. 

21st century society needs well-informed and well-intentioned folk to be discussing the great issues of our time. The RSA offers something special to those with a mind to change society for the better.

Emlyn Lumley


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 Action and Research Centre 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 Olivia who will be happy to help.

Find out more about the application process

Olivia Pyper

Olivia Pyper

Fellowship Development Coordinator