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 70 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 individual directors - 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

Individual membership costs £40 a year unless you qualify for concessionary membership or our one-year free trial:

  • standard - £40 a year.
  • student - you get your first year's membership of the DSA for free. After that you become a concessionary member.
  • concessionary - for retired academics, students and the unwaged - £20 a year.

 

Join as an institution

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

For small institutions
Cost: £133 - £167 a year (depending on whether you'd like a listing in our research and courses directories)

You qualify as a small institution if one of these describes you:

  • You have under 3 full-time equivalent staff teaching or researching development topics.
  • You offer two or more development-linked degree programmes
  • Your turnover is under £500,000 a year.

Small institutions can send 2 people to DSA events at members' rates.

For large institutions

Cost: £200- £400 a year (depending on whether you'd like a listing in our research and courses directories).

You are defined as a large institution if at least one of these describes you:

  • You have more 3 or more full-time equivalent staff who teach or research development topics.
  • You run two or more development-linked degree programmes
  • Your organisation turns over more than £500,000 a year

Large institutions can send up to 5 people to DSA events at members' rates.

Our membership options

> Concessionary Membership (20 per year)
> Conference Bursary Membership (year of Conference award only)
> DSA Africa Standard Individual Membership
> DSA Five Year Membership (186 for five years' membership)
> DSA Ireland Concessionary
> DSA Ireland Individual
> DSA Ireland one year free student membership
> Membership top up (Concessionary) 2014 5
> Membership top up (Standard) 2014 10
> Standard Individual Membership (40 per year)
> UK Masters Student One Year FREE TRIAL membership
> UK PhD Student One Year FREE TRIAL membership
> UK Under-graduate student one year FREE TRIAL membership
> Advertiser one month
> Associate Institutional Membership
> Large Institution - Basic membership (200 per year)
> Large Institution - Full membership with listing in both Directories (400 per year)
> Large Institutional - Full membership to include listing in one Directory (333 per year)
> Publisher
> Small Institution - Basic Membership & entry on one Directory (133 per year)
> Small Institution - Full membership & listing on both Directories (167 per year)

 

Individual Membership

Individual Membership options are for individuals only and include our 'free year' trial offer to post-graduate students, concessionary members (students, reired academics and unwaged) and standard membership.

Concessionary Membership (20 per year)

Usernames and passwords must be in lower case with NO SPACES

To qualify as a "concessionary member" you must be a retired academic, a student after your first year free membership 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.

  • 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 Membership (186 for five years' membership)

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

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DSA Ireland one year free student membership

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Membership top up (Concessionary) 2014 5

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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Membership top up (Standard) 2014 10

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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Standard Individual Membership (40 per year)

  • 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 One Year FREE TRIAL membership

Usernames and passwords must be in lower case with NO SPACES

To qualify as a "Student Member" you must be :

1. Studying at a UK based institution - all students trying to register from overseas will not be activated and their record will be deleted

2. New to the DSA, and this must be your first year of membership.

After your first year of free membership, and you are still studying, you may join as a concessionary member.

As this is a free service, we need to ensure that applicants are properly eligible so we need to manually review and activate any applicant's accounts. This means that you will not be able to access your account until this has been done, and could take several days. We have a high volume of applicants for this type of membership - so please bear with us on this.

Important - your account will not be activated if any of the following applies:

1. You do not have a UK or Irish address

2. You do not fill out the Institution you are studying at and the Course undertaken (both to be filled in under the Institution box of the form)

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.


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UK PhD Student One Year FREE TRIAL membership

Usernames and passwords must be in lower case with NO SPACES

To qualify as a free "Student Member" you must be :

1. Studying at a UK based institution - all students trying to register from overseas will not be activated and their record will be deleted

2. New to the DSA, and this must be your first year of membership.

After your first year of free membership, and you are still studying, you may join as a concessionary member.

As this is a free service, we need to ensure that applicants are properly eligible so we need to manually review and activate any applicant's accounts. This means that you will not be able to access your account until this has been done, and could take several days. We have a high volume of applicants for this type of membership - so please bear with us on this.

Important - your account will not be activated if any of the following applies:

1. You do not have a UK or Irish address

2. You do not fill out the Institution you are studying at and the Course undertaken (both to be filled in under the Institution box of the form)

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.


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UK Under-graduate student one year FREE TRIAL membership

Usernames and passwords must be in lower case with NO SPACES

To qualify as a free "Student Member" you must be :

1. Studying at a UK based institution - all students trying to register from overseas will not be activated and their record will be deleted

2. New to the DSA, and this must be your first year of membership.

After your first year of free membership, and you are still studying, you may join as a concessionary member.

As this is a free service, we need to ensure that applicants are properly eligible so we need to manually review and activate any applicant's accounts. This means that you will not be able to access your account until this has been done, and could take several days. We have a high volume of applicants for this type of membership - so please bear with us on this.

Important - your account will not be activated if any of the following applies:

1. You do not have a UK or Irish address

2. You do not fill out the Institution you are studying at and the Course undertaken (both to be filled in under the Institution box of the form)

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.

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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 (200 per year)

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 - £200

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 - Full membership with listing in both Directories (400 per year)

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 - £400 

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 Institutional - Full membership to include listing in one Directory (333 per year)

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 - £333

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 £467

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Small Institution - Basic Membership & entry on one Directory (133 per year)

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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Small Institution - Full membership & listing on both Directories (167 per year)

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 - £167

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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