National Coalition of Independent Scholars (NCIS)

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 over 200 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. NCIS is an affiliate of the American Historical Association and a member of the The Alliance of Nonprofits.

Deadlines
October 1:
November award
April 1:
May award
GRANT AWARDS OFFERED BY NCIS:
  • NCIS Research Grants (funded by NCIS);
  • NCIS Conference Support Grants (funded by NCIS);
  • Elisabeth Eisenstein Essay Prize (jointly funded by NCIS and Margaret DeLacy)
More information on all NCIS grants and NCIS-administered grants can be found on the Grants page of this site, or contact grants@ncis.org

 

News

Katherine Joseph’s photographs offer us an insightful glimpse into a moment in history and allow historians a better understanding of the role of women working in America before and during World War II. —Brent D. Glass, Director (Emeritus)   National Museum of American History

The NCIS cookbook Global Cuisines by Independent Scholars: A Learned Cookbook is now under way.  However, as membership of NCIS is increasing daily, we are now issuing a final call in case newer members of our scholarly community would like the chance to participate. 

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The independent scholar (TIS)

The Independent Scholar (TIS) is the NCIS online peer-reviewed and open access journal. All members of NCIS affiliated organizations are eligible to submit manuscripts to TIS for peer review. Check Submission and Review Guidlines.

 

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