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Academic membership

This category of membership is open to individuals who hold at least a 70% position with an academic institution or otherwise mostly pursue an academic activity, being employed or engaged in full or part-time study in any accredited university or educational institution based anywhere in the world.

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ECGI is a global interdisciplinary academic network. It includes students, early career academics and established scholars, all with varied focus on ECGI scope topics. As both producers and consumers of research, they are the lifeblood of the network. To join this community click here and for queries contact us at

Academic Membership

€100 per annum

The benefits include:

  • An individual professional listing in the ECGI membership directory.
  • Registration for public and members-only email communications.
  • Free attendance at the ECGI Annual Conference and Dinner.
  • Networking opportunities and access to leading academics.
  • Access to the ECGI Community platform and noticeboard.
  • Discounted or free access to certain events when applicable.
  • Note: This category does not include publication rights in the ECGI Working Paper Series.

Academic membership includes the same benefits as Practitioner membership at a discounted rate to encourage students and early stage scholars to benefit from our network. This is particularly beneficial to co-authors on ECGI working papers, who then have a clickable profile on their working paper record.

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ECGI is a vibrant network of governance experts. Listen to what some of them say about being part of the ECGI community.

How can I apply to become a member?

You can apply directly here using our easy application form. If you would like more information about the categories of membership and associated benefits, you can visit our becoming a member page.

Do I need to be nominated to become a member?

No. It is possible to apply for each category without being nominated. However, there is a difference between academic membership and research membership. You can sign up for academic membership today, but applications for research membership are only received every two years. Learn more about the differences in membership categories here.

How can I reinstate my lapsed membership?

We are happy to help you to reactivate your membership. Please send a request by email to

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