Our Aims and Objectives
We are the UK association for all those who research, study and teach global development issuesFind Out More
DSA is a friendly, inclusive organisation and we welcome anyone with an interest in development studies to join us
You may join as an individual, or as an institution.
Development researchers, educators, students and practitioners from all fields can join the DSA. Members can be from around the world, and a fee-waiver is currently in place for those living in and citizens of low- and middle-income countries. Members in the UK may claim tax relief on DSA membership subscriptions they have paid for themselves, via HMRC and can back-claim membership fees from 2019 onwards.
As part of our community, all members benefit from:
We’re proud to have built a network of more than 30 leading development studies institutions from across the UK. A variety of university departments, think-tanks, NGOs, consultancies and publishers from around the world are also part of our institutional membership.
Our institutional members have access to:
After six years without any increases, the DSA made a small increase to its membership fees in the year 2022/23. Fees are still much lower than equivalent organisations, and offer excellent value for money. Membership fees are:
The DSA offers publishers with development studies related publications the opportunity to advertise their publications via the DSA website. Publisher members may avail of discounted exhibition rates at the annual conference. Membership costs £950 per year.
We welcome engagement from the NGO sector who are critical partners in delivering development. If your NGO is interested in becoming a member of the DSA, please email [email protected]
The institutional fees are based on size.
Joining the DSA is easy
For individual membership, complete the application form and we will send an invoice for your fees (if applicable). Membership runs for one year from 1st February.
If you’d like to join as an institution, please contact us to talk through the options.