Join SICB or Renew Membership
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Fax or Postal MailAlternatively, download and print the
PDF file of the form
and submit with payment by mail, or by fax to the SICB Business Office.
Changing Membership CategoryTo change your membership classification (e.g., from a Student-in-Training member to a Graduate Student member) please contact the SICB business office.
If you don't know whether you have paid for the year already, check your membership status by locating your entry in the member directory and choosing the update/status link on the lower left of your entry.
Payment can be made with credit card (American Express, Visa, Discover or Mastercard), Personal Check or Money Order in US Funds only. Faxed applications with Credit Card information should be sent to 703-790-2672. Mailed applications should be sent with payment to:
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Full Members: Any individual who has scientific training and is professionally engaged in the study or promotion of biology as a scientific discipline shall be eligible for Full Membership. Full Members shall receive announcements of meetings and all Society publications. Full Members may vote and hold office.
Graduate Student Members: Any student enrolled in a graduate program in the biological sciences shall be eligible for Graduate Student Membership. An individual may hold Graduate Student Membership for a maximum of six years. After six years, the Graduate Student Member who has completed a doctorate shall automatically be promoted to Full Membership. A Graduate Student Member may request a limited extension of Graduate Student Membership by written request to the Business Office. Graduate Student Members shall receive announcements of meetings and all Society publications. Graduate Student Members may vote but may not hold office. A Graduate Student Member may present one paper or poster at each meeting of the Society under sponsorship of a Full Member.
Student-in-Training (SIT) Members: Any undergraduate college or upper level high school student who has demonstrated a precocious and clear-cut understanding of science, which should lead to Full Membership at a later date, may hold this membership. Normally an individual may not hold SIT Membership for more than five years, after which he/she should be eligible for Graduate Student Membership. SIT Members shall receive announcements of meetings and all Society publications. They may neither vote nor hold office. A SIT Member may present one paper or poster at each meeting of the Society under sponsorship of a Full Member. Joining as a SIT Member requires sponsorship of a Full Member.
Emeritus Members: Any individual SICB member who has belonged to the Society for at least 10 years and has reached the age of 65, or who has belonged to the Society for at least 25 years and has been granted retirement shall, after written application to the Secretary, be designated as an Emeritus Member. Emeritus Members shall receive announcements of meetings and may elect to receive the Journal. They may vote and hold office.
Postdoctoral Members: Any student who has earned a doctoral degree and is professionally engaged in the study or promotion of biology as a scientific discipline and is a postdoctoral fellow or associate shall be eligible for Postdoctoral Membership. Postdoctoral Members shall receive announcements of meetings and all Society publications. Postdoctoral Members may vote but may not hold office.
Family Members: SICB offers three types of family memberships: Full Family Membership, Postdoctoral Family Membership, and Graduate Student Family Membership. Family memberships allow two persons in one household to be members. Although both members are eligible to vote, only one subscription of the Journal per household is included in this membership category.
Life Members: Individuals qualified for Full Membership may elect to become Life Members upon payment of the appropriate dues as set by the Executive Committee. Such members would receive all the rights, privileges and benefits of traditional Full Membership, for life.