The IIS alumni body now consists of several hundred individuals dispersed across the world. Many amongst them have continued their research and studies in their respective fields, while others have pursued professional careers in various academic and educational institutions and development organisations. The Alumni Association was established in 2005 following the 25th anniversary of the Institute’s establishment, to strengthen the relationship between the IIS and its graduates, to support their personal, academic and career development, as well as to harness their knowledge and skills for the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) institutions and the wider Ismaili Community. Membership is free and you are eligible if you have completed one of the Institute's graduate programmes or one of the Human Resource Development Programmes at The Institute of Ismaili Studies or through IIS sponsorship.