Welcome to the

FORUM FOR INDEPENDENT RESEARCH ENDEAVOURS - UK

(FIRE-UK)

Affiliated to the National Coalition of Independent Scholars (NCIS)
fireuk@ncis.org
 

STEERING COMMITTEE
Dr Linda Baines (Oxon)
Dr Hannah Pethen Barrett (Essex)
Dr Janet Smith (Sussex)

NCIS REPRESENTATIVE 
Dr Amanda Haste (Devon)
 

Are you an an independent researcher based in the UK? Then we'd love to make contact with you! We're here to support the growing community of independent researchers in the UK, which includes postgraduate students, hourly-paid lecturers and emeritus professors, i.e. without a tenured academic post or secure affiliation.

EVENTS 2020
 
ON-LINE SEMINAR "Publishing your thesis."  Wed 8 July   7pm
ON-LINE MEET-UP                                               Mon 8 June   8.30pm
ON-LINE MEET-UP                                               Tue 19 May    7pm
ON-LINE MEET-UP                                                Fri 24 April    3pm 

2019
MEET-UP     11 Dec    Clifton, BRISTOL
MEET-UP       6 Dec    Dept Continuing Education, Oxford University, OXFORD
MEET-UP       4 Dec    British Library, LONDON

FORTHCOMING UK CONFERENCE 2022
We are also interested to hear from anyone willing to joining the Conference Committee which will help with the planning and organization of the forthcoming NCIS Conference, to be held at a British university in 2022. We anticipate that this will be a blended conference, accepting both physical and virtual presentations.
 
FIRE-UK is an affiliated Partner Group of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars (NCIS), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1989 which offers a professional affiliation, support and community to researchers outside the walls of academia. Although incorporated in the United States, NCIS members and activities extend worldwide and across all disciplines. NCIS is part of an enthusiastic international movement of lifelong learners, inquisitive travellers and serious scholarly practitioners. NCIS members support one other in overcoming the isolation related to their lack of institutional support, thus enabling them to make significant contributions in their disciplines.
 

NCIS offers:
- Easier access to research libraries, institutions, special collections and archives.
- Access to grants and subsidies available to members and NCIS-affiliated groups.
- Specific services for the independent scholar according to their needs.

As a Partner Group affiliated to NCIS, we are open to suggestions from our members. Activities may include: 
- informal regional meet-ups
- physical research days
- virtual research seminars
- virtual discipline-based groups

 

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