Affiliate Membership

Members of groups affiliated with the National Coalition of Independent Scholars (NCIS) enjoy some of the benefits offered by NCIS. However membership in an affiliate group does not confer individual membership in NCIS.

The Benefits Comparison chart shows the limited NCIS benefits available to individuals who pay dues to an  affiliate group but not to NCIS, and compares these with the full range of benefits (grants, prizes, discounted JSTOR access etc.) available to Associate and Full Members of NCIS.

Membership in an affiliate group entitles new NCIS members to a $10 introductory discount on their first year's membership. Get details of criteria for all NCIS membership levels.

Affiliate group members applying for individual membership in NCIS should indicate the name of the affiliate group to which they belong.

Once NCIS confirms a new NCIS member's affiliate membership, then NCIS will process a refund of $10 to them.

[Please note that our website does not allow for this reduction, so dues will be paid at the normal rate and the refund applied retrospectively.]