Membership

7 reasons to join the DSA

Joining the DSA plugs you into the latest thinking to further your research, inform your advocacy work or make a practical difference on the ground. We're the largest national body for people working in development studies. Some 50 institutions and about 700 individuals (including students) belong to the DSA. And our annual conference is a highlight of the development calendar.

Whether you're a student, a researcher, lecturer or a policy officer in an NGO, we offer modest joining fees.

Join as a person

When you sign up you get these 7 benefits:

  1. Discounts on development journals and other publications. See our publications.
  2. Study group membership - you can join as many as you like. Research students get financial help for travel to Study Group meetings (conditions apply).
  3. Feel connected to a community of like-minded people working in development.
  4. Get consulted - you can take part in large consultations through us.
  5. Get updated - our e-newsletter updates you on fellow members' research and publications. Be the first to hear about jobs, events and calls for papers.
  6. Free publicity - you can share your findings and promote your publications through our members' e-newsletter and website.
  7. Free listing for individuals - we can profile you on the website, including your publications and qualifications. Useful to help you team up with people working on similar topics.

 

How much it costs

In order to secure the sustainability of the DSA and to address the artificially low fee rates we have been able to offer members during our period of external funding, we have had to raise our fees. This was agreed at the AGM on 1st November 2014. Please download the proposal for more information.

Individual membership costs £60 a year unless you qualify for concessionary membership:

  • standard - £60 a year.
  • concessionary - for retired academics, students and the unwaged - £30 a year.

 

Join as an institution

At the AGM on 1st November 2014 we streamlined our membership rates for institutions, doing away with the distinction between small and large institutions.

We also introduced a new category of Premium Membership.

If your whole organisation joins the DSA, Basic Institutional Membership gives you 6 main benefits:

  1. Discounts on DSA conferences and events. Between 2 and 5 staff members can attend the Annual Conference at the Individual Member rate, depending on your level of membership.
  2. Networking - at our Heads of Centres Meeting, Policy Fora, and other DSA events.
  3. Get consulted - you can take part in large consultations through us such as Research Excellence Framework 2013, HEFCE consultations, DFID's Research Strategy 2009 - 2013 and the DFID White Paper process.
  4. E-newsletter - get updates on our news and publications.
  5. Free publicity - share your events, jobs and publications through our e-newsletter and website.
  6. International links - we are affiliated to the European Association of development Research & Training Institutes http://www.eadi.org/ (EADI) and OneWorld. http://uk.oneworld.net/

Enhanced membership allows your organisation to be listed in either or both our research directory and our directory of development courses.

How much it costs

Basic Institutional Membership : £650 a year

Representation on one Guide   : £750 a year

Representation on both Guides:  £850 a year

Premium Membership - Benefits

• Year round access to publicise jobs, events, training, calls for papers, funding opportunities, publications through the DSA Monthly Bulletin
• Year round access to publicise jobs, events, training, calls for papers, funding opportunities, publications through the DSA Website
• A place at our Annual Heads of Centres meeting
• Receive the DSA Monthly Bulletin
• Up to three staff members able to attend the Annual Conference as non-Individual members (Conference Registration fee still applies)
• Two ‘Spotlights' per year in the Monthly Bulletin
• Logo displayed on DSA Home Page
• Logo displayed on first page of DSA Monthly Bulletin
• Premium membership rate for an Exhibition stand at DSA Annual Conference and one free insert in the Conference pack
• Priority attendance for students at DSA conferences and careers fairs
• Participate in regular strategic consultation with the DSA Council through annual meetings and others communications


Premium Membership - Costs

Level 1 (turnover < 2, 500,000 GBP):                £1,500
Level 2 (turnover 2,500,000 GBP - 10,000,000): £3,000
Level 3 (turnover > 10,000,000):                      £4,000

Our membership options

> Concessionary membership (retired, unwaged) 30.00 GBP
> Conference Bursary Membership (year of Conference award only)
> DSA Africa Standard Individual Membership
> DSA Five Year Individual Membership 280 GBP
> DSA Ireland Concessionary
> DSA Ireland Individual 60 GBP
> DSA Ireland student membership
> DSA Undergraduate Student Membership 30 GBP
> Membership top up 2014 10 GBP
> Membership top up Concessionary 2014 5 GBP
> Standard Individual Membership 60 GBP
> UK Masters Student membership 30 GBP
> UK PhD Student membership 30 GBP
> Advertiser one month
> Associate Institutional Membership
> Large Institution - basic membership 650 GBP
> Large Institution - entry onto both Guides 850 GBP
> Large Institution - entry onto one Guide 750 GBP
> Publisher
> Small Institution - entry on one Guide 750 GBP
> Small Institution basic membership 650 GBP

 

Individual Membership

Individual Membership options are for individuals only and comprise full individual membership and concessionary rates for students, retired and unwaged.

Concessionary membership (retired, unwaged) 30.00 GBP

Usernames and passwords must be in lower case with NO SPACES

To qualify as a "concessionary member" you must be retired or an unwaged individual. This membership type is automatically activated on successful payment BUT we reserve the right to remove membership without refund if you join without qualifying as above.

If you are a student, please sign up using the relevant membership for your stage of study (undergraduate, Masters or PhD). Thank you.

Membership benefits

  • Reduced entry to annual conference and other DSA events;
  • Membership of any of our study groups;
  • Networking opportunities;
  • Opportunity to participate in large-scale consultations via DSA;
  • Monthly email newsletter with development studies news;
  • Free publicity in our email bulletin and on our website for your news and publications.(Please note this does not apply to journals advertising or other commercial advertising.)
  • Research profile in our directory of individual members;
  • Affiliation via DSA to European Association of Development Research & Training Institutes (EADI).
  • Discounted journal subscriptions and special offers from development studies publishers.


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Conference Bursary Membership (year of Conference award only)

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DSA Africa Standard Individual Membership

This membership is open to individuals who are working within African Tertiary Education Institutions on development issues.

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DSA Five Year Individual Membership 280 GBP

This membership is for 5 years and entitles members to all the benefits of Individual Membership:

  • Reduced entry to annual conference and other DSA events;
  • Membership of any of our study groups;
  • Networking opportunities;
  • Opportunity to participate in large-scale consultations via DSA;
  • Monthly email newsletter with development studies news;
  • Free publicity in our email bulletin and on our website for your news and publications.(Please note this does not apply to journals advertising or other commercial advertising.)
  • Research profile in our directory of individual members;
  • Affiliation via DSA to European Association of Development Research & Training Institutes (EADI)and OneWorld.
  • Discounted journal subscriptions and special offers from development studies publishers.

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DSA Ireland Concessionary

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DSA Ireland Individual 60 GBP

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DSA Ireland student membership

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DSA Undergraduate Student Membership 30 GBP

Usernames and passwords must be in lower case with NO SPACES

To qualify as a "Student Member" you must be studying at a UK based institution

Benefits of membership

  • Reduced entry to annual conference and other DSA events;
  • Membership of any of our study groups;
  • Networking opportunities;
  • Opportunity to participate in large-scale consultations via DSA;
  • Monthly email newsletter with development studies news;
  • Free publicity in our email bulletin and on our website for your news and publications.(Please note this does not apply to journals advertising or other commercial advertising.)
  • Affiliation via DSA to European Association of Development Research & Training Institutes (EADI)and OneWorld.
  • Discounted journal subscriptions and special offers from development studies publishers.
  • Your own entry on the Individual Directory where you can provide your details, interests and any publications. You can use this as a networking tool and guide prospective employers to.

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Membership top up 2014 10 GBP

On 1st January we raised standard individual membership to £40 so we kindly request that those of you whose standing orders remain at £30 do the following as your membership will not be activated until we have received payment for this year::

1. Pay the top up fee of £10

2. Amend your standing order for next year with your Bank from £30 to £40.

We appreciate your continued support of the DSA and look forward to seeing you at future events.

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Membership top up Concessionary 2014 5 GBP

On 1st January we raised standard individual membership to £20 so we kindly request that those of you whose standing orders remain at £15 do the following as your membership will not be activated until we have received payment for this year:

1. Pay the top up fee of £5

2. Amend your standing order for next year with your Bank from £15 to £20.

We appreciate your continued support of the DSA and look forward to seeing you at future events.

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Standard Individual Membership 60 GBP

  • Reduced entry to annual conference and other DSA events;
  • Membership of any of our study groups;
  • Networking opportunities;
  • Opportunity to participate in large-scale consultations via DSA;
  • Monthly email newsletter with development studies news;
  • Free publicity in our email bulletin and on our website for your news and publications.(Please note this does not apply to journals advertising or other commercial advertising.)
  • Research profile in our directory of individual members;
  • Affiliation via DSA to European Association of Development Research & Training Institutes (EADI)
  • Discounted journal subscriptions and special offers from development studies publishers.




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UK Masters Student membership 30 GBP

Usernames and passwords must be in lower case with NO SPACES

To qualify as a "Student Member" you must be studying at a UK based institution

Benefits of membership

  • Reduced entry to annual conference and other DSA events;
  • Membership of any of our study groups;
  • Networking opportunities;
  • Opportunity to participate in large-scale consultations via DSA;
  • Monthly email newsletter with development studies news;
  • Free publicity in our email bulletin and on our website for your news and publications.(Please note this does not apply to journals advertising or other commercial advertising.)
  • Affiliation via DSA to European Association of Development Research & Training Institutes (EADI)and OneWorld.
  • Discounted journal subscriptions and special offers from development studies publishers.
  • Your own entry on the Individual Directory where you can provide your details, interests and any publications. You can use this as a networking tool and guide prospective employers to.


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UK PhD Student membership 30 GBP

Usernames and passwords must be in lower case with NO SPACES

To qualify as a "Student Member" you must be studying at a UK based institution

Benefits of membership

  • Reduced entry to annual conference and other DSA events;
  • Membership of any of our study groups;
  • Networking opportunities;
  • Opportunity to participate in large-scale consultations via DSA;
  • Monthly email newsletter with development studies news;
  • Free publicity in our email bulletin and on our website for your news and publications.(Please note this does not apply to journals advertising or other commercial advertising.)
  • Affiliation via DSA to European Association of Development Research & Training Institutes (EADI)and OneWorld.
  • Discounted journal subscriptions and special offers from development studies publishers.
  • Your own entry on the Individual Directory where you can provide your details, interests and any publications. You can use this as a networking tool and guide prospective employers to.

 

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Institutional Membership


Development research organisations who join DSA enjoy a range of benefits:


Advertiser one month

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Associate Institutional Membership

What does Associate Institutional Membership offer you?

The services which we intend to offer to associate institutional members in developing countries are the following:

 Entitlement to a weblink within the institutional members' webpage of the DSA;

 Improved networking opportunities through the internet and the weblinks in particular;

 Opportunities to participate in consultations through the DSA;

 Monthly email newsletter with development studies news (this is available to all those who sign up to it - but the institutional membership will give it more point;

 Free access to information contained in the DSA Course and Research guides and in the Individual Member Directory (these are available on an ‘open access‘ basis, but again the special institutional membership will enhance their value);

 Membership rates to attend our Annual Conference. The theme this year is ‘Development Paths: Values, Ethics and Morality', on Friday 5th November 2010 at Church House, Westminster, London

Who can apply

Institutions in developing countries, which have a primary interest in development studies research, training and practice with the particular objective of providing additional opportunities for capacity building.

In order to be consistent with the objectives and practice of the DSA we will be unable to extend membership to campaigning institutions, our interest being in cooperating with institutions concerned with development studies research, training and practice.

 

 

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Large Institution - basic membership 650 GBP

For organisations with more than 3 FTE staff working on development related teaching and research, or more than one degree programme and for organisations with a turnover of more than £500,000 per year.
Membership without listing in either Directory:
Cost - £650

Membership Benefits:

  • Reduced entry to annual conference and other DSA events for up to five members of the organisation;
  • Membership of any of our study groups;
  • Networking opportunities;
  • Opportunity to participate in large-scale consultations via DSA;
  • Monthly email newsletter with development studies news;
  • Free publicity in our email bulletin and on our website for your news and publications.(Please note this does not apply to journals advertising or other commercial advertising.)
  • Affiliation via DSA to European Association of Development Research & Training Institutes (EADI)

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Large Institution - entry onto both Guides 850 GBP

For organisations with more than 3 FTE staff working on development related teaching and research, or more than one degree programme and for organisations with a turnover of more than £500,000 per year.
Membership with listing in both of the Guides:
Cost - £850

Membership Benefits:

  • Reduced entry to annual conference and other DSA events for up to five members of the organisation;
  • Representation on both our Course Directory or Research Directory
  • Membership of any of our study groups;
  • Networking opportunities;
  • Opportunity to participate in large-scale consultations via DSA;
  • Monthly email newsletter with development studies news;
  • Free publicity in our email bulletin and on our website for your news and publications.(Please note this does not apply to journals advertising or other commercial advertising.)
  • Affiliation via DSA to European Association of Development Research & Training Institutes (EADI)

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Large Institution - entry onto one Guide 750 GBP

For organisations with more than 3 FTE staff working on development related teaching and research, or more than one degree programme and for organisations with a turnover of more than £500,000 per year.
Membership with listing in one of the Guides:
Cost - £750

Membership Benefits:

  • Reduced entry to annual conference and other DSA events for up to five members of the organisation;
  • Representation on either our Course Directory or Research Directory
  • Membership of any of our study groups;
  • Networking opportunities;
  • Opportunity to participate in large-scale consultations via DSA;
  • Monthly email newsletter with development studies news;
  • Free publicity in our email bulletin and on our website for your news and publications.(Please note this does not apply to journals advertising or other commercial advertising.)
  • Affiliation via DSA to European Association of Development Research & Training Institutes (EADI)

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Publisher

The DSA welcomes applications for membership from Publishers offering development studies related publications who wish to advertise their publications via the DSA website.

The charge per page per annum is £850

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Small Institution - entry on one Guide 750 GBP

For organisations with less than 3 FTE staff working on development related teaching and research, or more than one degree programme and for organisations with a turnover of less than £500,000 per year.
Membership plus listing in one or both of the Directories:
Cost - £750

Membership Benefits:

  • Reduced entry to annual conference and other DSA events for up to two members of the organisation;
  • Representation on either our Course Directory or Research Directory
  • Membership of any of our study groups;
  • Networking opportunities;
  • Opportunity to participate in large-scale consultations via DSA;
  • Monthly email newsletter with development studies news;
  • Free publicity in our email bulletin and on our website for your news and publications.(Please note this does not apply to journals advertising or other commercial advertising.)
  • Affiliation via DSA to European Association of Development Research & Training Institutes (EADI)and OneWorld.

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Small Institution basic membership 650 GBP

For organisations with less than 3 FTE staff working on development related teaching and research, or more than one degree programme and for organisations with a turnover of less than £500,000 per year, Membership without listing in either Directory.
Cost - £133

Membership Benefits:

  • Reduced entry to annual conference and other DSA events for up to two members of the organisation;
  • Membership of any of our study groups;
  • Networking opportunities;
  • Opportunity to participate in large-scale consultations via DSA;
  • Monthly email newsletter with development studies news;
  • Free publicity in our email bulletin and on our website for your news and publications.(Please note this does not apply to journals advertising or other commercial advertising.)
  • Affiliation via DSA to European Association of Development Research & Training Institutes (EADI)and OneWorld.

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