RSA Annual Student Chapter Funding Grants

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 a $50 grant from RSA.

Chapters must submit a brief application by February 1, 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 RSA graduate student members of the Board of Directors by May 15 of the funding year.  Applications can be made yearly.

Deadline: February 2, 2024


RSA maintains a commitment to the next generation of scholars through support of its student chapters. This is demonstrated in three ways: annual grant funding, special event grants, and recognition of outstanding student chapters. The application and selection process for funding will be overseen by a subcommittee consisting of the graduate student and early career representative members of the Board and at least one additional member of the Board.


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.