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NCIS is an international organization, so as an independent scholar 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. 

NCIS offers Full and Associate memberships to individuals, depending on qualifications, as well as Partner Group membership to qualifying organizations. Click here to learn about NCIS Membership Qualifications.

To apply for NCIS membership, applicants must complete the form located on this page, submit payment for at least one year of membership dues, and attach their CV. (For instructions on how to format a CV, please see here.) Application materials must be provided in English. The Membership Committee will then review the application and materials to determine if they qualify for membership.


Payment Options

Payment for at least one year of membership must be submitted at the time of membership application. Applications submitted without payment will not be processed. Please see below for the membership options available to members.

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.

NCIS offers several ways to make payments. Please see below for details

PayPal: Your payment can be processed securely through PayPal at the time of application.

Credit or Debit Card without a PayPal account: 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.

Invoice: The NCIS treasurer can send you an invoice upon request. You may then pay your invoice on the PayPal web site and choose the option to pay by credit or debit card. Please contact our Treasurer ( for more details.

Zelle: You may pay your membership dues via any U.S. bank that offers Zelle direct pay options. Please contact our Treasurer ( for more details.

Check: If using a check, please make it payable to "National Coalition of Independent Scholars" and mail it to the NCIS Treasurer. Please email the NCIS Membership Officer ( to request this address.

Please note that we can accept Canadian cheques that are sent to our Treasurer’s address for deposit to our bank account. For more information, please contact our Treasurer (


Membership Fees

Full Membership

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

Full Membership for:

  • 1 Year -$50
  • 2 Years -$90
  • 3 Years - $120

Life Membership: $1500

Associate Membership

Associate Membership for:

  • 1 Year - $40
  • 2 Years -$70
  • 3 Years - $105

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


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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