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Membership is free and open to all staff, students and alumni from our member institutions.

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Member benefits

As an academic member you’ll benefit from:

  • Joining the largest global community of international development experts.
  • Receive the customised LIDC staff newsletter, which features highlights from our blog, the latest funding opportunities and events in international development.
  • The opportunity to promote your work by blogging for LIDC or taking part in our Member Spotlight.
  • Gain exposure via the LIDC website and social media channels.
  • Career development support in international development.
  • Free networking events.
  • Direct support for research ideas from inception to project delivery.
  • Potential research opportunities from large-scale, multi institutional, global, interdisciplinary bids to smaller bespoke opportunities for disciplinary experts.


As a student member you’ll benefit from:

  • Exposure to international development.
  • Bursaries and funding.
  • Internship opportunities.
  • Free entry to LIDC events.
  • Keeping up with latest news and trends.
  • The opportunity to tailor your writing for different audiences by blogging for LIDC.