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What is RSA Fellowship?

The RSA Fellowship is an inclusive global community committed to finding better ways of thinking, acting and delivering change. 

RSA Fellows have been at the forefront of significant social impact for over 250 years. We invite you to be part of this change.

  • Connect with a diverse community of over 30,000 changemakers
  • Access thought leadership and pioneering research
  • Get support from the RSA for your work


RSA Fellowship

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.

Theatre Set Designer Sonoke Obuchi

Community with a cause

A network with a powerful past, building a better future

Fellows of the RSA are people who share our values and support our vision of a world where everyone is able to participate in building a better future. 

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. Once you become a Fellow you can find and connect with other Fellows through our online search directory on MyRSA according to their location, skills and interests, or meet at events across the world.

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.

President, Centre for Black Equity Earl Fowlkes

Support Social Change

All our work is made possible by our Fellows

Becoming a Fellow is a simple process, and we want to make it easy for you to tap into a thriving, collaborative network for change.

You need to fill out a short application that asks you a few questions about joining and seeks out an alignment with the RSA’s values. Fill out the form above, and you will receive an email in your inbox inviting you to apply, or send an email to and a member of the team will send you an invite.

All Fellows make an annual contribution of £182, which you can also spread over monthly or quarterly payments via a UK bank account, with a one-off registration fee of £75 when you first join.

Information about applying

Everything you need to know about the application process

Using our research, global reach and experience, the RSA supports Fellows in their innovations.

Our community enables connections and collaborations between Fellows. We host events for Fellows, create platforms for Fellows’ ideas and projects and offer support to help turn their social innovations into reality.

Apply online now

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