IARSA is pleased to introduce a new programme for academic institutions to provide Student Membership to all of their research students in diverse areas of study at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels!
The Group Student Membership (GSM) programme makes it easy for you to enroll your students as IARSA members. With this programme, your students receive all the benefits of membership in IARSA, including knowledge, resources, and networking opportunities that can help them get started in their careers.
When an institution purchases a group of memberships, one complimentary membership for a faculty member or advisor is included as well, so you can access the same benefits as your students.
IARSA encourages the formation of student groups at colleges and universities and is committed to developing these groups as a way of encouraging students to take the first step in demonstrating a commitment to their professional interest and assisting them in understanding research and real life experience. The goal of the student groups is to get the student involved in research project, create a community of their own and help them build research leadership skills that will be valuable as they move into the professional world.
These requirements reflect our experience of the past several years of what makes a successful group. Adhering to them will help ensure that the group runs smoothly and enables students to get the most out of their IARSA membership.
A student group at a high-school or university automatically becomes affiliated with the chapter nearest to it. The faculty adviser should be recognized as an asset of the chapter, assisting in involving the students in IARSA and in programming for their own interests, in distributing materials and in keeping student records (particularly addresses) current. The student advisers within a chapter should work together to combine assets and create programming that will involve more students and build a strong research community.
IARSA feels strongly that student groups should, as much as possible, be involved in programming their own events. This activity provides an opportunity for training future chapter officers and instills a sense of responsibility towards the organisation. IARSA chapters are reimbursed a portion of dues paid by each of their members, regardless of whether the member is part of a student group. Chapters are encouraged to make a portion of their dues reimbursements available to student groups in their area.
A new agreement must be submitted to IARSA each year, to confirm that the student group will continue, and to renew the faculty adviser's complimentary membership. Failure to submit an agreement will cause the student group to be deactivated.
IARSA will recognize one (and only one) faculty adviser per campus. Other faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the Supporter level and select "educator" as their primary attribute.
University or college students can increase their understanding of the research profession, begin career development and gain valuable skills by joining the International Association of Research Scholars & Administrators (IARSA) today!
To be eligible for student membership, you will need to provide verification that you are currently enrolled in a degree-seeking programme and submit evidence with your application you are earning credit hours towards receiving National College of Education (NCE), Bachelors/Higher National Diploma, Masters level and doctorate degree at a recognised college, polytechnic or university.
Current students should submit proof of their enrollment status along with their student membership application. Note: Only one (1) form of verification is needed. Acceptable verification includes:
IARSA student membership is available for first-time members only. Individuals that are currently or were previously IARSA members at any level (other than student) are not eligible for membership at this rate. Membership at the student level is limited to 6 years in total.