Our Aims and Objectives

We are the UK association for all those who research, study and teach global development issues

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What is Development Studies

What is development studies and decolonising development.

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Our Members

We have around 1,000 members, made up of individuals and around 40 institutions

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Find out about our constitution, how we are run and meet our Council

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Meet our Council members and other staff who support the running of DSA

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The DSA Conference is an annual event which brings together the development studies community

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Our conference this year is themed "Social justice and development in a polarising world"

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Past Conferences

Find out about our previous conferences

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Study Groups

Our Study Groups offer a chance to connect with others who share your areas of interest

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Students and ECRs

Students and early career researchers are an important part of our community

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Our book series with OUP and our relationship with other publishers

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North-South Research

A series of workshops exploring North-South interdisciplinary research with key messages and reports

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Membership Directory

Find out who our members are, where they are based and the issues they work on

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Grant Writing Workshop

Applications for a new grant writing workshop, in collaboration with the Urbanization and Development Study Group, are now open. The DSA2022 online event will help early career researchers prepare funding applications.

The new workshop aims to provide a supportive and informative environment to help early career researchers, working on urban and development issues, navigate this process and get their research funded. 

The online grant writing workshop is organised by the Urbanization and Development Study Group of the Development Studies Association and its convenors: Dr Philipp Horn, University of Sheffield and Dr Andrea Rigon, University College London. In addition, participants will be mentored and advised by leading scholars with experience of a wide range of funders.

The workshop will take place in two parts: a session on Thursday 19 May 2022 and followed by a roundtable (60min) and an intensive session (120min), both, on Friday 8 of July 2022 (coinciding with the DSA2022 Conference). It will also require participants to prepare work outside of the main workshop sessions.

The workshop will select 12 participants. Participants will be selected based on their interest, quality of their proposal and fit with the urban and development themes. Applications close on 21 April 2022.

Selected applicants will also receive a FREE registration to the DSA2022 Conference.

For full details on the workshop, eligibility criteria and a link to the application visit the DSA2022 website.

For further information about the workshop contact:
Dr Philipp Horn (University of Sheffield)
E: [email protected]
Dr Andrea Rigon (University College London)
E: [email protected]
DSA and students and early career researchers

The DSA is committed to supporting the development of students and early career researchers. Find out more about what the DSA offers students and early career researchers on our website.

About the DSA

The Development Studies Association (DSA) is a UK based membership organisation for all those studying, researching and teaching in the field of global development. The DSA promotes and advances international development as a field of study, research and action. We aim to deepen understanding of how global poverty, inequalities, conflict and environmental destruction are produced, sustained and may be overcome, and how a better future may be advanced. The DSA is a membership organisation, with both individual and institutional members, and is wholly funded through its membership premiums and activities.

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