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 activities extend internationally, and by January 2017 NCIS Full and Associate members comprised scholars in fifteen countries in Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA. 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.
NCIS is an affiliate of the American Historical Association and a member of the The Alliance of Nonprofits.