Member Benefits

Become a Member

As a member of the National Women's Studies Association, you belong to the nation's largest network of feminist scholars, educators, and activists. All memberships run on a twelve month period. Sign up for auto-renewal to never miss a membership payment!

The National Women's Studies Association regrets that it cannot refund or transfer membership payments.

Individual Membership

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Fill out the form and email or mail to the NWSA office* at

2024 Individual Membership Dues

Sliding Scale Based on Income

Annual Dues — Income
$150 — Up to $40,000
$185 — Up to $60,000
$230 — Up to $80,000
$265 — Up to $100,000
$295 — Over $100,001
$90 — Student
$90 — Unemployed
$90 — Retired

  • Connect with Peers

    Network with colleagues in our members-only directory.

  • Funding Opportunities

    Present at the Annual Conference, receive reduced registration rates for our events and programs, and access member-only conference funding opportunities.

  • Celebrate Your Work

    Submit your work, scholarship, and activism to our annual Book Awards and Prizes.

  • Share Ideas

    Participate in Constituency Group discussion forums to share ideas, engage best practices, and collaborate on scholarship and/or interventions.

  • Present at our Annual Conference

    Presenters at our Annual Conferences are required to hold active memberships and receive certificates of recognition to support your curriculum vitae, tenure packets, teaching portfolio, and more.

Institutional Membership

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Download the NWSA Institutional Membership Form

Fill out the form and email or mail to the NWSA office* at

2024 Institutional Membership Dues

Dues Based on Program and Budget

Annual Dues — Budget/Program
$600 — PhD-Granting Dept/Program
$500 — MA-Granting Dept/Program
$425 — Undergraduate Dept/Program/Library/Center (with non-salary budget ABOVE $10,000)
$350 — Undergraduate Dept/Program/Library/Center (with non-salary budget BETWEEN $5,000–10,000)
$250 — Undergraduate Dept/Program/Library/Center (with non-salary budget BELOW $5,000)
$225 — K–12 School
$350 — Affiliate Organization with Annual Budget less than $500,000
$600 — Affiliate Organization with Annual Budget more than $500,000

  • Member Directory

    List your program, department, center, or nonprofit organization in our searchable public member directory.

  • Student Memberships

    Current member institutions receive three complimentary student memberships annually. In order to use this benefit, current institutional members should email with the students name, email, and copy of their student ID. 

    Please note, institutional student memberships do not include caucus fees. Caucus fees must be remitted by the student. Please send any questions about this benefit to

  • Employment Listings

    Post complimentary employment listings within or related to the field of Women's Studies.

  • Share Ideas

    Participate in our discussion forum to share ideas and learn best practices.

* Please note communications via emails are not secure. Although it is unlikely, there is a possibility that information and any attachments you include in an email can be intercepted and read by other parties besides the party to whom it is addressed. For this reason, we do not recommend emailing sensitive information. It is recommended that you encrypt/password protect any PDFs submitted via email.


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