The National Coalition of Independent Scholars (NCIS)

NCIS Recognizes and Supports National Adjunct Walkout Day, February 25, 2015

NCIS provides a support network for contingent faculty, advocating for equal access to funding, research facilities, and publications. NCIS further supports and encourages professional employment practices for Adjuncts.


National Coalition of Independent Scholars is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing professional affiliation, support services, and camaraderie to scholars outside of tenured academia. Although based in the United States, our membership and activites extend internationally.  Membership is open to scholars across all disciplines.  

NCIS assesses the qualifications of each membership candidate for intellectual contribution, scholarly rigor, and independent status prior to acceptance.  For more information and to apply, visit Join NCIS.

To learn more about NCIS, visit the About Us page and the Benefits page.  Follow our activities, announcements, and discussions on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and H-Scholar.

NCIS is an affiliate of the American Historical Association and a member of the The Alliance of Nonprofits.