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The Society for UAP Studies is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that seeks to bring together serious thinkers (both academics and professionals) who are committed to advancing the study of the UAP through rigorous scholarly engagement. The Society conceives of its mission as primarily one of discipline building, where "UAP Studies" has the space to emerge as a conceptually well-grounded academic area of study. The Society's primary output is the biannual, peer-reviewed journal Limina, which is managed and published by the Society.


As a learned society, our goal is to collaborate closely with academics and academic institutions to foster the development of an empirically responsible ecosystem of scholarship and scholarly discourse among academics and professionals dedicated to UAP Studies.


While we are in conversation with classical "ufology", as an organization we do not align ourselves specifically with this tradition. Consequently, we firmly believe that the ecosystem we wish to nurture should uphold the values of free, open, and unapologetic curiosity while maintaining the rigorous standards of critical scholarship - which necessarily involves a measure of thoughtful (rather than dogmatic) skepticism.


It is through critical skepticism that the empirical disciplines, for example, have historically guarded against speculative or interpretive anarchy, following the evidence no matter where it leads. We aim to uphold and continue this tradition, even as we embrace the more nuanced epistemic practices of the humanities and social sciences.

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presenting a biannual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal

LIMINA The Journal of UAP Studies

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Limina - The Journal of UAP Studies

Limina is a double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal. Its fundamental purpose and most basic intent is to advance the study of unidentified aerospace/anomalous phenomena to the next level of serious, rigorous, academic scholarship.

Consider submitting your work to Limina! To submit, simply use the link to our Scholastica portal, found below.


Upcoming Events

  • Summer Conference 2024: "Varieties and Trajectories of Contemporary UAP Studies"
    Summer Conference 2024: "Varieties and Trajectories of Contemporary UAP Studies"
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    Online Conference (vFairs)
    16 באוג׳ 2024, 09:00 GMT-7‎ – 18 באוג׳ 2024, 18:00 GMT-7‎
    Online Conference (vFairs)
    16 באוג׳ 2024, 09:00 GMT-7‎ – 18 באוג׳ 2024, 18:00 GMT-7‎
    Online Conference (vFairs)
    An international conference and workshop devoted to UAP Studies in all of its complexity.
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The Society is launching a series of online courses (both traditional semester-long classes, and shorter seminars) that look at the UAP enigma from various academic disciplinary perspectives. Our curriculum will emphasize the more foundational questions that arise for the study of such a difficult subject.

Contact us if you are interested in teaching or attending. Subscribe to our email list to keep apprised of these and other exciting offerings of the Society.

Current Course Offerings

Registration Now Open!

Phenomenology of UAP

- Spring 2024 -

Dr. Kimberly Engels

Anthropology & UAP: Questions of Humanity, Culture and the Unknown

- Summer 2024 -

Maya Cowan (SUNY Binghamton)

UFOs & American Culture

- Winter/Spring 2025 -

Dr. William Dewan (University of California, Irvine)



events devoted to systematic & sophisticated engagement with various aspects of the UAP enigma itself, as well as with the nascent academic field of UAP Studies that engages in the rigorous academic study of the phenomena.

Saturday | 11 November 2023
10AM - 1PM Pacific US Time

Virtual Only

J. Allen Hynek

Distinguished Lecture Series

- with -

Dr. Massimo Teodorani

Dr. Teodorani offers a synthesis of his decades-long research on the subject of UAP. The lecture will cover a range of physical, hypothetical, and speculative considerations.

August 16 - 18,  2024
An Online-Only Event

Varieties and Trajectories of Contemporary UAP Studies

The Society's first annual UAP Studies conference!

Our conference will bring together an international array of scholars and professionals devoted to the serious scholarship on UAP and related subjects, with two keynote lectures and a number of plenary talks surrounding focused disciplinary workshops.


*While the workshops are by invitation only, all other events (including booths representing major UAP research organizations from around the world) will be open to general conference attendees.*

Each Monday | June 2023
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June Seminar Series

Investigating UAP Scientifically

Lecturer: Dr. Massimo Teodorani

In a series of four intensive seminars, noted UAP researcher Dr. Massimo Teodorani discusses his fascinating research studying the many aspects of UAP, focusing on their observed physical characteristics.

Feb 3 - 5,  2023
An Online Virtual Event

Foundations, Frontiers, and Future Prospects of UAP Studies

Limina's Inaugural Symposium!

Note: the event has now ended, as has the on-demand access period through our conferencing vendor vFairs. However, we are in the process of making the videos of the talks available through this website, which will host the content from Limina's recent event.

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The Society is developing much-needed infrastructure for cooperation and informational exchange among all serious UAP research organizations around the world. This infrastructure will also provide an opportunity for interfacing between these groups and the academic community at large who are serious about the rigorous study of UAP and related issues (such as government involvement with UAP investigations and research).

As the Society reaches out to those involved in the broader UAP research community, it develops an increasingly more expansive space of reciprocal exchange and dialogue. Each organization with which the Society maintains active dialogue can be found listed here.

One of the advantages of having a learned and professional organization such as the Society is its neutrality: the Society is designed as a positionally neutral space where researchers - and organizations - of differing philosophical, methodological or strategic standpoints can come together to discuss issues of general importance for the academic, scholarly UAP Studies community.


All voices - no matter how "skeptical"  - are important as we develop a deeper understanding not only of the basic need for serious research and scholarly work on UAP, but a clearer understanding of what methods and general epistemological principles should guide us in our collective efforts to produce work that is scientifically and academically rigorous, and which is at the same time consistent with accepted scholarly norms.

We offer this space here as a gateway where the interested community can learn more about the many other serious UAP groups that exist and: their ongoing, active research projects; their staffing or volunteer needs; their funding requirements; and any and all events that these groups are planning or have organized. You will also have a chance to connect with the leadership of these pioneering research efforts, and explore membership opportunities to see if you can be part of their important work.

If you are part of such an organization, please reach out to us and get connected!


Note: As a basically neutral organization, the Society does not maintain nor does it seek formal partnerships with other organizations. Therefore, a given listing on our website is not intended to endorse or otherwise comment upon the particular standpoint or position a group or an individual with that group, maintains.

UAPx - UAP Expedition

UAPx researches UFO/UAP while providing direct access to the general public of reviewed and analyzed data. UAPx designs, tests, implements, and utilizes specialized equipment to fill the gaps in sensor technology identified by the United States Government - without Governmental involvement.

UAPx brings together a global network of researchers, physicists, scientists, trained observers, engineers, enthusiasts, communities, and individuals dedicated to the scientific method in studying Unknown Aerial Phenomena. We create solutions and processes to standardize data collection, investigate, monitor, and ultimately protect our National Airspace through collective effort.

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SCU - The Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies

The Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies (SCU) is a think tank of scientists, researchers and professionals stretching across organizations, governments and industries to scientifically and publicly explore anomalous phenomena known around the world as UAPs, UFOs, USOs and OVNIs

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J. Allen Hynek Center For UFO Studies (CUFOS)

The Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS) is an international group of scientists, academics, investigators, and volunteers dedicated to the continuing examination and analysis of the UFO phenomenon. Our purpose is to promote serious scientific interest in UFOs, to conduct original research and investigation, and to serve as an archive for reports, documents, and publications about the UFO phenomenon.


Our site contains extensive resources with original case reports, documents, and articles from our many publications to provide in-depth information on the UFO subject.


CUFOS currently engages in several ongoing activities which you can read about here and learn how you may be able to contribute to our work.


Project Hessdalen

Project Hessdalen is the longest standing UAP research project in the world. Numerous PhD-level researchers have worked on the project since the 1980s, when the phenomena were first detected.



The UFO Data Acquisition Project (UFODAP) objective is to enable UAP/UFO research by deployment of advanced data collection technology. Their systems are employed by a number of cutting-edge UAP research organizations around the world, including UAPx.

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UAP Check Team intends to help foster the understanding of UAP, reduce the stigma and raise public awareness on the UAP issue. Led by a wide-ranging team of experts and professionals, along with a qualified advisory board, UAP Check provides a number of key resources for the research community, including AI-driven UAP-related media aggregating tools, and a sophisticated UAP reporting system (currently being expanded and further developed by their expert team).



UAP Tracker is a daily live stream on YouTube watching the skies for anomalous events. Interesting events captured on the live stream and from motion tracking software are uploaded after the live stream ends.  Links are then posted in the recorded live stream video description and comment sections.​ It features consumer grade technology available from online stores


GEP - Society for Research into the UFO Phenomenon (Germany)

The Society for Research into the UFO Phenomenon has been serving as a non-profit organization in Germany for 50 years as a contact point for sighting reports and questions on the subject of Unidentified Flying Objects - UFOs or Unidentified Aerial Phenomena - UAP .

As a civil citizen science organization, the GEP is committed to the principles of honest scientific practice in researching the UFO phenomenon and has been an associated member of the Interdisciplinary Research Center for Extraterrestrials (IFEX) at the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg since 2022.

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creating the tools we need

Virtual & In-Person Workshops

The Society is developing a number of virtual and in-person workshops for the purposes of assessing strategies for and methods of fundamental research in key areas of UAP studies that need further development.

Working Groups

The Society is developing a number of working groups where leadership from the scholarly and professional UAP research community is invited to come together to collectively tackle major strategic, organizational and methodological questions that must be faced as UAP research becomes both more serious, more extensive and therefore more complex.

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developing the right resources & tools for the effective and deep study of the UAP phenomenon. Members are encouraged to reach out and take the lead on either existing projects, or for projects they would like to propose.

Searchable Bibliography of UAP Literature

This important research tool is being developed by the Europe-based organization UAP Check. The Society is honored to provide this tool to the UAP research community, through a portal built for us by the UAP Check team.

Phenomenological Catalogue of UAP-Human Encounters

This ongoing project develops an exhaustive phenomenological catalogue of UAP-human encounters in order to study the mode of presentation of the UAP to human percipients.

Bibliography of UAP Studies

An ongoing project to develop the best bibliography of UAP studies, covering the entire range of works devoted to UAP case reports, historical and folkloric studies related to UAP, and the latest in UAP instrumented study methods and theory, and much more.

Videography of UAP Phenomenology

The virtue of this compilation will be its curatorial nature: a collection vetted by trusted experts in the field.

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