Academia Membership

NDIA Academia Membership

Research. Collaboration. Innovation.

National security threats evolve, requiring collaboration and innovation to deter, defend, and defeat. NDIA convenes experts from academia, industry, and government in ethical forums to exchange ideas, develop solutions, and create best practices to ensure the safety of our nation.


Member Benefits

Academic membership provides your faculty, staff, and students access to:

  • Events

Attend and present at members-only webinars and events focused on current and emerging issues facing national security.


  • Dialogue

Engage in critical discussions with stakeholders and thought leaders on policy, innovation, technology, and best practices.


  • Networking

Directly connect and explore partnership opportunities with government and industry leaders.


  • Forums

Collaborate with other stakeholders on NDIA Connect, our members-only online discussion community, and in our Divisions and Chapters.


  • Discounted Registration

Enjoy reduced fees and priority registration at industry meetings, conferences, and events hosted by NDIA and our Affiliates.


  • News

Stay up to date on the latest national security issues, policies, and legislation with our e-newsletters, reports, and award-winning magazine.



NDIA offers academic institutions a special flat dues rate of $500 a year. 

Or sign-up for a three-year membership at $1200 and save 20% off the annual dues rate. 


Still not convinced? Register for our next Member Value Briefing to learn more about what NDIA can do for your institution.