Become an OICD Research Affiliate

As an OICD Research Affiliate, you will have the opportunity to work on, expand, and manage the OICD’s key research activities, perspectives, and networks. You will be able to bring your own expertise and vision both to the organization as a whole and to individual projects. In so doing, you will be joining an interdisciplinary body of academics (anthropologists, political scientists, historians, economists, theatre specialists, and psychologists), policy-makers, development practitioners, artists, musicians, film makers, and playwrights, amongst others.

Research Affiliate status allows you to disseminate your work through multiple OICD publishing channels and gain access to the organization’s published materials at no cost. The OICD will also commit to assist its Research Affiliates in conceptualizing, organizing related research projects and managing conferences and workshops on topics related to the organization’s research and projects.

Please see the points below for more information:

Eligibility Criteria:

 –        We encourage applicants from all disciplines and fields.

–        Applicants should be affiliated with a recognized educational institution, research center, or non-profit organization.

–        Applicants should share the OICD’s aims/goals and demonstrate a keen interest in the work of the organization.

–        Applicants should demonstrate that they have published work on a topic closely related to OICD’s research areas.



–        Research Affiliates will have priority for the publication of their work through the OICD’s publishing outlets (Global Ethnographic and Emic Press).

–        Research Affiliates will have free or heavily discounted access to all OICD published materials and professional networks.

–        Research Affiliates will have the opportunity to become engaged with a variety of OICD projects and initiatives.

–        Research Affiliates will have the possibility to conceptualize their research for real-world applications with the support of the OICD and its resources.

–        Research Affiliates will be given support and resources toward hosting a conference or a workshop either at their own institutions or at OICD headquarters on a topic related to OICD’s research/projects.


Commitment Requirements:

 –        Where appropriate, Research Affiliates are expected to promote and develop the organization’s research projects within their own academic work and professional network.

–        Research Affiliates are requested to acknowledge the OICD in any published work that has drawn on the organization’s network, aims, research or applied projects.



–        Prospective candidates for Research Affiliate position may write directly to the OICD requesting this status including a CV/résumé, including references and current affiliation. Please see the contact page of this website for current contact information.

–        All prospective candidates are required to submit two samples of published academic works. Please seek advice on content and quantity at the time of application.