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Joining NCIS

NCIS is an international organization, so as an independent scholar (IS) you are welcome to apply for membership, no matter where you live. NCIS is registered in the USA as a non-profit organization, but our membership is international and currently spans 24 countries in five continents. We have affiliated Partner Groups across the US, in Australia and the UK, with more in the pipeline. 


To apply for NCIS membership, applicants must complete the form located on this page and attach their CV (for instructions on how to format a CV, please see here). The membership committee will then review the application and materials to determine if they qualify for membership.  

Once you get access to your member profile, you'll be able to pay membership dues via PayPal. Dues may also be paid by check (see payment details below). NCIS offers full Associate memberships to individuals, depending on qualifications, and Partner Group membership to qualifying organizations. Click here to learn about NCIS Membership Qualifications.

Payment Options
Payment must be submitted at the time of membership application. Applications submitted without payment WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.

IF YOUR APPLICATION IS REJECTED FOR ANY REASON we will refund your payment promptly in full. Likewise, if you have applied for Full Membership but are accepted at Associate Membership level, the difference will be refunded promptly.

Payments can be processed securely through PayPal, by using any major credit card or debit card, by transferring funds directly from your bank account, or by mailing a check to the address below. A PayPal account is not required for credit or debit card transactions. To pay by card without a PayPal account, go to the bottom of the PayPal payment page and click Pay by Debit or Credit Card. You will then be able to process a payment without an account, via a credit or debit card.

If using a check, please make it payable to "National Coalition of Independent Scholars" and mail it to the NCIS Treasurer:

Philip Stover – Treasurer, NCIS
713 W. Spruce St. PMB 127
Deming, NM 88030

Full Membership

Full membership is available to applicants who meet the criteria listed NCIS Membership Qualifications.  Full members receive all NCIS benefits and may choose from the following dues options.

NB If you opt for a contributing or sustaining membership, you will be making a valuable donation to NCIS on top of your membership dues. These donations are much appreciated as they enable us to support even more ISs, for example through grant funding, subsidising conferences, workhops etc. for members, and helping fund new Partner Groups to provide local/regional meet-ups for ISs.

Regular Membership for:

                                         1 Year -     $50 

                                         2 Years -   $90 

                                         3 Years - $120

Contributing Membership for: 

                                          1 Year -    $85

                                          2 Years - $160

                                          3 Years - $235

Sustaining Membership for:

                                            1 Year - $125

                                           2 Years - $240

                                           3 Years - $345

Life Membership:              $1500


Associate Membership

  • Associate Membership: One Year - $40


If you have any queries concerning membership in NCIS (including but not limited to applying, renewing, or payment), please email us at

Application materials must be provided in English. 

NCIS Privacy policy: At no time will NCIS give, sell, lease, or otherwise allow access to personal member information to non-NCIS parties for any purpose. NCIS Member contact information may be used by Officers, the Board, and/or Committee Chairs or their designated representatives to contact members regarding relevant business, projects, and/or other necessary organizational matters. No member will receive any commercial contacts or solicitations as a result of providing NCIS with contact information.

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National Coalition of Independent Scholars