Individual Membership


Individual scientists, scholars, students, and other professionals engaged in or committed to education research with a world-wide perspective are eligible for individual membership status in WERA.

Individual membership is offered on an affordable sliding scale to adjust for differences in economic capacity around the world. Please note that students are offered special rates. Also, you may choose to become a member of WERA for one year, or for two years at a slightly lower dues rate.

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Individual memberships provide opportunities for exchange of information, communication, and collaborations otherwise not readily available across continents and hemispheres. Individual members will receive benefits of WERA and may participate in WERA activities at discounted rates. Benefits of WERA individual membership include:

Personal Correspondence

  • Timely alerts and regular updates of WERA opportunities


  • Discounts on WERA professional development workshops and courses
  • Discounts on the WERA Annual Volume

Research with a worldwide perspective

  • Contributes to the use and application of education research around the world
  • Accesses networks that advance education research world-wide on specific scholarly topics through the WERA International Research Networks (IRN)
  • Accesses networks that advance education research policies and practices worldwide

International recognition

  • Recognition of your status as affiliated to WERA as an individual member (membership certificate)
  • Opportunity for your exceptional achievements of worldwide relevance to be considered for inclusion in the WERA newsletter

Network on an international basis

  • Professional development and worldwide scholarly networking
  • Individual members receive details of annual WERA conferences via WERA communication channels
  • Individual members receive details of WERA member association educational research events, capacity development (workshops), research opportunities, calls for papers, publication etc.
  • Opportunity to propose and lead a WERA IRN or join an existing IRN
  • Automatic membership and active participation in the Doctoral and Early Career (DEC) network
  • Network and build capacity by engaging in custom-made meetings during the WERA Conferences

Opportunities for early career scholars

  • Opportunity for doctoral and early research scholars to network, meet and build relationships with expert education researchers in terms of the Doctoral and Early Career Network (DEC)

Website and social media platforms (i.e. FacebookTM, LinkedInTM and TwitterTM communities)

  • Access to the Individual Members section of the WERA website
  • Target professional social networking and scholarly exchange with other WERA Individual Members and IRN members who share a similar worldwide education research perspective


  • Become a reviewer of the WERA Volume
  • Receive free copies of the electronic quarterly WERA newsletter


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