Membership

CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP OF IADS

The IADS is a community of scholars, academia, the media, the arts, NGOs, and policy-making bodies with a focus and interest in Africa and her Diaspora

There are different types of membership.

FULL MEMBERSHIP

Full members of IADS are persons teaching and researching in the area African and Diaspora studies. They must have contributed significant scholarly papers, over a period of time, to the development and dissemination of ideas that can help shape Africa and her Diaspora.

INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

The IADS offers membership for the following categories of institutions:

-Centres, Departments in academic institutions (all over the world) with interest in Africa and her Diaspora

– Embassies, consulates, Countries’ Representations in Africa.

-NGOs, Foundations, Think Thanks

-Bilateral Organizations with a vested interest in African and Diaspora studies.

– Regional Organizations.

-Intergovernmental Organizations

-Funding Agencies.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

IADS offers collaboration and partnership to institutions willing to be affiliate or associate members. The main focus of affiliate membership is to promote networking between Institutes, Centres and other relevant bodies in African and Diaspora studies.

An associate member could also be anyone interested in the activities of the Institute.

FELLOWS

A fellow of IADS must have a Ph.D. and should be an academic researcher in a University or equivalent institution. He or she must possess relevant publications based on Africa and her Diaspora and published in the three years preceding the membership

HONORARY FELLOWS

This membership is conferred strictly on distinguished scholars, professors, retired Academia, Africanists from any part of the world. The fellow must have substantial knowledge about Africa and her Diaspora reflected through remarkable and groundbreaking publications.

AFFILIATE

An affiliate member is awarded membership based on his/her research work, or ongoing doctoral work related to African and Diaspora Studies. He/ She could also be a researcher or a postgraduate student in a tertiary institution.

ARTIST/SCHOLAR- IN- RESIDENCE         

This category of membership is directed at artists/scholars on specific programmes. They are at the institute for a period with the aim of achieving a set objective within a stipulated time. The membership is aimed at supporting artists from different fields such as poets, visual Arts, performing Arts, Musicians and other literary art forms.  

ARTIST MEMBER

This category is open to artists, visual artists, photographers, film directors, documentary makers and musicians with a focus on Africa and her Diaspora

N.B. The Institute may offer accommodation to visiting scholars and Scholars- in- Residence where applicable up to a maximum period of nine (9) months. Payment modalities for accommodation will be clarified at The Institute.