Being an individual member of IMISCOE gives access to various benefits and opportunities. Some benefits are only available to persons who are associated to an IMISCOE institute as researcher, PhD or student. These are addressed under the section additional benefits for institutional members.

Membership will always be for the period of a year and can start at any moment in the year.

Individual Membership

  • Full waiver for the conference fee to the annual IMISCOE conference (one per membership period of 12 months)
  • Receive the IMISCOE newsletter with relevant news on funding opportunities, conferences, network activities and publications
  • Opportunity to participate in IMISCOE Standing Committees
  • For PhDs; receive a discount on participation in IMISCOE training activities
  • Full and free access to all manuscripts published in the IMISCOE book series or in the journal CMS

Institutional memberships: benefits only available for members working at an IMISCOE institute

√ Opportunity to share news from your institution via IMISCOE newsletters and social media

√ Opportunity to request seed-funding for research activities under IMISCOE’s scheme for Standing Committees. They can also participate and coordinate these research groups.

√ Possibility of full waiver of Open Access publication costs for articles submitted to the journal Comparative Migration Studies, in cases where own institutions do not provide funding for publication. 

√ Financial support for Open Access publishing in the IMISCOE book series (IMISCOE sponsors a share of the Open Access fee)

√ Opportunity to participate in IMISCOE boards and executive committees (Board of Directors, Executive Board, Editorial Committee, Training Committee, Finance Committee, External Affairs Committee, Committee on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion) and start and coordinate IMISCOE activities (one representative per institute in the Board of Directors). To participate in any of these committees, the person involved must be affiliated to an IMISCOE institute.

√ Opportunity to organize and receive subsidies for IMISCOE events- for instance, for hosting the IMISCOE Annual Conferences, Spring Conference and Summer/Winter Schools.


The fee for conference registration (including individual membership for the period of one year) is available on the conference portal and on the IMISCOE website.

More information on institutional membership

The IMISCOE Board of Directors decides on applications from interested candidates. IMISCOE aims to have member institutes from all over the world, as well as member institutes that bring in a particular discipline or other sorts of expertise that has added value to the Research Network. Institutional partners pay an annual fee (€3000 if they are located in the EU/OECD countries or €1500 if they are located in the non-EU/non-OECD countries).

If you would like to join the IMISCOE Research Network, please visit the IMISCOE website for subscription. Institutions that want to become a member are requested to contact the Network office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.