Membership in NERA introduces you to a community of educators who are interested in all aspects of educational research. We have over 300 members representing 20+ states and offer an annual conference to our membership. We welcome experienced researchers, junior faculty, and graduate students.

Membership is annual (from October to October). You can begin registering for the coming year on April 15th and membership remains open until the coming April. For example, if you join between April 15, 2021-April 14, 2022, you are considered a member for the duration of the 2021 Annual Conference until October 15, 2022 and would need to renew membership before the 2022 Annual Conference. If you wish to join for the October 2022-October 2023 year, including the October 2022 conference, please register after April 15, 2022.

Please note that anyone who is a registered student (regardless of whether they also are employed full-time) is eligible for the student rate. 

To join NERA, you must complete the online form.  Payments are accepted via PayPal.*

To renew your membership, members should use the link sent annually in the spring, which can also be accessed using the green button on the homepage or by clicking here. Contact the NERA Treasurer with questions.

Even if you are unable to join us at our annual conference, membership will ensure that you remain updated on NERA initiatives and continue your association with colleagues and friends. In accordance with NERA's commitment to sustainability, members will receive an electronic version of the newsletter.

If you have any questions about membership or the organization, please feel free to contact the Membership Committee ( or any of the board members.

*NERA Membership Refund Policy
All membership purchases are final.

NERA Conference Registration Refund Policy
The deadline to receive a refund for registration is two weeks (14 days) before the conference.
Conference registration cancellations received prior to the deadline are eligible to receive a refund less a $10 service fee.
Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund.
Cancellations will be accepted by email in writing and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline.
Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment, or for members paying by check or cash NERA will issue a check within 14 days.

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