Together, our collective membership has a powerful voice in raising the profile of International Studies, developing standards and advancing the discipline. Our members matter to us, and we continue to look at adding value to Association membership through additional member benefits such as:



  • Free online access of Review of International Studies (RIS) in IARSA International Journal.
  • Regular e-bulletin “IARSA News”. Keeping you up-to-date with International Studies activities and events.


  • Eligibility to present your research at the IARSA annual conference.
  • Eligibility to join the Association’s working groups engage in activities linked to sub fields
  • Eligibility for consideration by working groups to participate in panels for IARSA’s guaranteed slots at the Association conferences
  • Eligibility to join the Association’s Post Graduate Network
  • Eligibility for postgraduates to present your research in an open, friendly and supportive environment.
  • Members have access to post and receive messages from the IARSA Email list
  • Members tell us about your departmental events so we can advertise calls for papers or the event itself, on the IARSA website
  • For more senior scholars the chance to support the wider discipline by providing leadership and mentoring at conferences, meetings and other association events


  • Use the IARSA Jobs board to find vacancies in the field – members can post departmental job adverts free of charge
  • Get actively involved with your Association – we welcome a pro-active membership – join with us in using the Association to shape the field and to support innovation
  • Win one of a number of prizes awarded each year by the Association highlighting and celebrating excellence in the discipline and take part in some of the judging
  • Access to occasional workshops on significant issues that impact on our field such as the Research Excellence Framework, Impact, Learning & Teaching etc.
  • Keep informed – IARSA keeps members informed about relevant select committee inquiries, government consultations and other opportunities to engage with policy-makers, on the news pages on the website or via direct email to specific membership categories
  • Engagement – IARSA represents our discipline at meetings, with governmental bodies


  • 20%+ discounts with publishers – accessible from the discounts tab on your member dashboard.
  • Discounted membership fees across all categories for those members working, researching and studying in low income countries
  • Discounted conference fees for specific membership categories – in particular postgraduates, associate and early career members


  • Take up positions within IARSA’s governance structure
  • stand for election to the Executive Committee
  • stand for election for one of the head of IARSA Centres
  • apply for an editorship of a IARSA International Journal
  • apply to establish and convene a new working group


We often call upon IARSA members whom we know to have special interests or expertise to participate in specific discussions. We invite members to submit articles about current issues and controversies in higher education, and we welcome a plurality of views. Our initiative “Ask a Scholar” matches readers’ questions to scholars with educated answers, and we are always seeking experts who can weigh in. Often people ask us to refer them to members at a particular campus, in a particular country, or specializing in a particular field. Our members thus play an important role in influencing debates and serving as key contacts.


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