Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
|Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)|
|Sponsored by||Royal Society of Arts|
|Presented by||Royal Society of Arts|
|No. of Fellows||28,000 as of 2016[update]|
Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) is an award awarded to those who have made outstanding achievements related to the Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce and more recently, open to anyone who can demonstrate that they have made significant contributions to social change, support the mission, and share the values of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). Fellowship is widely regarded as an honour.  Applicants for Fellowship have to outline:
- Why they wish to join the RSA
- How they expect to engage with the RSA
- How aligned they are to the RSA Fellowship Charter
New fellows are selected either by fast-track nomination by an existing fellow or applying directly. After the nomination of a candidate has been received, an admissions panel will make the final decision to accept or decline a new fellow. Fellows are charged a subscription and are entitled to use the post-nominal letters FRSA.
Examples of current fellows, who come from diverse backgrounds and professions, include Tim Berners-Lee, Judi Dench, Stephen Hawking, Alex James and Gareth Malone. Previous Fellows have included Marie Curie, Charles Dickens, Benjamin Franklin and Karl Marx. A partial List of Fellows of the Royal Society of Arts gives more examples, alongside the Category:Fellows of the Royal Society of Arts. As of 2016[update], the RSA Fellowship is an international community of 28,000 members since 1754.
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