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 as well as Canada and the Americas. 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. 

Our most recent international conference was held at the University of Massachussetts, Amherst in June 2019, on the theme "Making Connections, Meeting Challenges". Check out our conference page for reports and resources. 

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

NCIS Conference, June 2019

Making Connections, Meeting Challenges: Celebrating 30 Years of NCIS
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, U.S.

WHAT A FABULOUS EVENT THIS WAS! REPORT AND RESOURCES FROM THE CONFERENCE WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE

A SELECTION OF PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE CONFERENCE WILL BE PUBLISHED IN FORTHCOMING ISSUES OF OUR PEER-REVIEWED OA JOURNAL THE INDEPENDENT SCHOLAR

 

 

Deadlines
February 1:
Spring award
April 30:
Eisenstein Prize
June 1:
Summer award
October 1:
Fall 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

 

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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, and members of NCIS-affiliated "Partner Group" organizations are eligible to submit manuscripts to TIS for peer review. Check Submission and Review Guidlines.

 

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