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DSAI is an independent all-Ireland association of researchers, scholars, policymakers and practitioners working in the area of international development. It is a membership-based and membership-driven association, including individual members, institutional members, honorary members and subscribing member.

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Benefits of Being a Subscribing Member

Being a subscribing member of DSA Ireland helps you stay informed on latest updates from across the development studies community in Ireland. It also provides opportunities to actively connect with others in the community across research, policy and practice.  

  • Study Group membership - we currently have nine active study groups and a postgraduate network group which you can join.
  • Networking opportunities to connect with a community of like-minded people working in development, through our annual conference, summer school and workshop events. The Development Studies Association Ireland is linked into the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) the leading European network in the field of development research and training. A member of the Steering Committee of DSAI sits on the Executive Committee of EADI, and so DSAI connects into the Europe-wide network of institutes, researchers and students of various disciplines in the field of development studies. 
  • Stay informed on latest updates - news, job opportunities, calls for papers - and events.
  • Promote your own publications or research through the network. Find out more about how you can submit an abstract for our conference or submit a paper for the Working Paper Series.
  • Share your news and post notices for research or policy collaborations or support.  Whether you are an individual researcher, NGO or part of a research project and are looking for collaborators, expertise, advice or inputs policy or research designs/proposals - why not reach out to the community through our network.

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Annual Individal Membership is currently offered as part of the Annual Conference fee. Individual members are eligible to stand for election and serve on DSAI’s Steering Committee and have the right to vote at any general meeting of the Association. This is in contract to subscribing members who pay no fee and hold no voting rights. Read more about our Steering Committee, Organisation Structure and consitution here.

Annual Institutional Membership 

Our Annual Institutional Membership packages include two tickets for our Annual Conference. We welcome instutional members from Irish HEI and NGO sector, and provide a two-tier pricing structure for the NGO/CSO sector. Insitutional membership packages can be bought year round and conference tickets can be allocated after purchase. Attendee names for participation at the conference can be notified to DSAI up to two weeks before the event. 

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HEI - Conference x 2 + Annual Institutional Membership€1,000
NGO (Large*) - Conference  x 2 + Annual Institutional Membership€1,000 
NGO (Small*) - Conference  x 2 + Annual Institutional Membership€500

* Small NGO = Orgnsiations with annual income under €1m

* Large NGO = Organisations with annual income over €1m

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