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Contributor Membership

2 briefs

 / Year

The contributor membership is a free membership open to all individuals who wish to actively collaborate with us in research and are committed to write two policy briefs or research pieces per year.

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 NextGen 5.0’s mission; and desire to participate in NextGen 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


Access to our members-only Linkedin group


Opportunity to participate in our researcher matching program


Opportunity to participate in our mentorship program

Targeted professional development programs


Priority consideration for publishing opportunities on our website

Opportunity to apply for research funding and grants


Opportunity to assemble your own research team

Rapid-response professional support

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

Access to our job-link program

Eligibility for #NextGenSpotlight in our bi-monthly newsletter

Access to professionals and academic experts for research advice and career consultancy


Significant discounts to NextGen 5.0 and partner organization events and courses


Opportunity to participate in our fellowship program


Priority consideration for appropriate research positions within NextGen 5.0 and partner organizations


Chance to present and promote your work within our community

How To Apply

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

  • To qualify for the contributor membership, you must be committed to NextGen 5.0 and agree to contribute at least two policy briefs or research pieces per year.

  • 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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