If you are a current member and would like to renew, please click here.


If you have any queries concerning renewing or applying for membership of NCIS, please email us on membership@ncis.org.

    - PROBLEMS WITH RENEWING OR APPLYING FOR MEMBERSHIP? Please email us on membership@ncis.org.

    - PROBLEMS WITH OUR PAYMENT MODULE? You have three options:

                     - You may send checks (drawn on a U.S. bank). Please email membership@ncis.org for address details. 

                     - You may pay via our PayPal account, email address treasurer@ncis.org.

                      - You can wait until our systems are fully functional again.

         WHICHEVER OPTION you choose, please email us on membership@ncis.org

NB In the event of late payment during this period we will backdate payment to your scheduled renewal date, ensuring continuity of membership and eligibility for NCIS grants,



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. 

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 of NCIS, please email us on membership@ncis.org




































You will need to create the username and password you will use to access the site as a member and complete a member profile.

Click here to create the username and password you will use to access the site as a member.

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 will be processed securely through PayPal, or you may mail a check to the address below. Payment may be made by any major credit card, debit card, eCheck or by transferring funds directly from your bank account. A PayPal account is not required for credit card transactions. Please make checks payable to "National Coalition of Independent Scholars" and mail to the NCIS Treasurer: 

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

Membership queries may be addressed to the NCIS membership chair at membership@ncis.org. 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.

Contact us

National Coalition of Independent Scholars