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LIDC Membership

Join a community of over 3,000 international development researchers!

LIDC membership currently comprises more than 3,000 individuals: staff, alumni and students from across our member colleges.

Membership is free and open to all staff, students and alumni from our member institutions: (Birkbeck, UCL-Institute of Education, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, SOAS, Queen Mary University and City, University of London) who are interested in international development. 

Current post-graduate students at UCL’s Development Planning Unit and Kings College Department of International Development are also eligible for free membership which will expire once you graduate.

How to become an LIDC member

Please fill in the membership form:

Why join?

The benefits of LIDC membership include:

  • Bursaries and funding available to members for LIDC led courses
  • Internship for student and recent alumni members
  • Opportunities to work on interdisciplinary research projects and to apply for Seed Funding for your research project
  • Rooms for intercollegate meetings at LIDC
  • Free entry to all LIDC events
  • Access to the wealth of development-related knowledge and expertise of our members: finding project partners, finding experts on a particular area, etc.
  • Opportunities to broaden your knowledge of development and develop new perspectives.

As a member you will receive regular communications from LIDC:

  • Monthly newsletter listing development related jobs, news and events 
  • Invitations to development-related events organised by LIDC and its member Colleges
  • You can also keep up-to-date on our work through our Twitter and Facebook pages.

I’m not eligible for membership– how can I get involved?

Only those listed above can become LIDC members.

However, anyone with an interest in our work can come to our public events, sign up for the monthly newsletter, follow our blog, and talk to us via social networking sites.

*Should you encounter a problem, please email admin@lidc.bloomsbury.ac.uk