RSA Annual Student Chapter Funding Grants

RSA will provide grants of $50 to qualified student chapters on an annual basis. This award is meant to support the yearly activities of RSA student chapters, including (but not limited to) the hosting of colloquia, professionalization talks, reading groups, and seminars. Any chapter in good standing (meaning that the chapter has a minimum of three student members and has adopted the RSA Student Chapter Guidelines) will have the yearly opportunity to apply for the $50 grant from RSA.

Chapters must submit a brief application by February 2, 2024 for projects that have occurred or will occur in the 2023-2024 academic year.

Chapters receiving awards will be asked to provide a brief progress report to the graduate student members of RSA’s board of directors by May 15 of the funding year. Applications can be made yearly.

Deadline: February 2, 2024

student event funding award

RSA maintains a commitment to the next generation of scholars through support of its student chapters. The competitive student special event funding award is meant to support special event programming created by RSA student chapters that would not otherwise be possible without the support of RSA. Applications are due by February 2, 2024.


RSA Student Chapters provide a forum for gathering locally as rhetoricians and can serve a variety of rhetoric-related functions. Many established student chapters have created or are creating rhetoric colloquia.