Apply for sponsored membership to the society

If you would like to join the society, but are not able to afford membership, you can apply for sponsorship using the form below.

The society has recently reviewed and updated the process for applying for sponsorship (changes came into effect in October 2021).

Sponsorship is primarily intended for members who are unable to afford membership and based in a country other than the 30 countries with the highest human development index (HDI) as listed by the UN Development Program (see, i.e. generally not from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, China (SAR), Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Republic of), Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States).

Sponsored members are encouraged to be active members of the Society.

The Society will review and award sponsored memberships in late January each year.

Applications for sponsorship in 2024 closed on 14 January 2024.

The application form for the 2025 round will be posted soon. Applications will be assessed on the basis of the answers given in the form only and particular attention should be given to the suggested word counts.

If you are a member of ISH and would like to sponsor a membership for someone who can not afford it, you can donate a membership fee by purchasing it here.