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Basic Membership


The basic membership is open to all individuals who are conducting research, studying, or working in any security-related field.


We seek quality, diversity, and balance in our members. Criteria for membership include: intellectual achievement and expertise; level of experience; interest and current involvement in the field of counter-terrorism, security, and defence; promise of future achievement; potential contributions to Next-Gen 5.0’s mission; and desire to participate in Next-Gen 5.0 research projects and activities.


Free access to an international and dynamic community of young security studies researchers

Bi-monthly newsletter with exclusive offers

Ability to add your professional profile to the ICTYN’s global directory

Access to our job-link program

How To Apply

To join, please choose the appropriate membership type and complete the online form. Please note:

  • Next-Gen 5.0 welcomes individuals with an interest and/or experience in international security affairs apply for the Basic Membership. The election process takes a maximum of two weeks and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

  • If you are already a member and you refer a friend, you can benefit from reduced rates on your own membership.

  • Individuals are recognised as members in a personal capacity and not as representatives of any organization. Accordingly, NextGen 5.0 will not discuss an individual’s membership with any third-party organization. Payment of the subscription is the responsibility of the named individual.

  • To become a member, all mandatory fields on the form must be completed, and you must pay the annual membership subscription amount (where applicable) at the time of application.

  • During the application process, all members must complete a short personal statement of approximately 150 – 250 words.

  • The Board of Directors has absolute discretion regarding the selection of members.

  • Successful applicants will have access to their membership benefits once they have been formally accepted as members. Early access to benefits will be given at the discretion of the Board of Directors, upon request.

  • If an applicant is not accepted for membership he/she will receive a  full refund of the amount submitted.

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