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Membership Categories

Categories of membership are offered for members at all stages of their career, as well as for organizations and neuroscience programs. SfN memberships are valid for the duration of the calendar year in which the initial application or renewal was submitted. Memberships expire on December 31. All membership payments are nonrefundable.

Regular Member

    • Scientists who have done research relating to neuroscience are eligible for Regular membership
    • Regular members living in North America are eligible to vote and hold office
    • Regular members living outside North America have all the privileges of Regular members residing in North America, except the right to hold an officer position
    • See Member Benefits for full list of benefits

    Dues: $185

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Postdoctoral Member

    • Individuals who have obtained their doctoral degree and are currently working in a postdoctoral trainee program are eligible for Postdoctoral membership
    • Postdoctoral members must meet the eligibility criteria of Regular membership and maintain all the rights and privileges of Regular membership
    • See Member Benefits for full list of benefits
    • Individuals are eligible for Postdoctoral membership for a period of up to five years
    • Postdoctoral members can request an extension beyond the five-year limit, but must provide documentation confirming eligibility to membership@sfn.org

    Dues: $140

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Graduate Student Member

    • Students enrolled in graduate programs at degree-granting institutions of higher education can apply for Graduate student membership (proof of enrollment is required)
    • Eligibility for Graduate student membership expires at the end of the first calendar year in which the member leaves a degree-granting institution
    • Visit Member Benefits for full list of benefits
    • Former Graduate student members are eligible to transfer or upgrade to a new membership category according to the same procedures and criteria as other scientific workers

    Dues: $65

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Undergraduate Student Member

    • Students enrolled in programs at undergraduate degree-granting institutions can apply for Undergraduate student membership (proof of enrollment is required)
    • Eligibility for Undergraduate student membership expires at the end of the first calendar year in which the member leaves the undergraduate program
    • Former Undergraduate student members are eligible to transfer or upgrade to a new membership category according to the same procedures and criteria as other scientific workers

    Dues: $27

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Affiliate Member

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    • Individuals interested in SfN objectives but ineligible for Regular or Student membership are eligible for Affiliate membership

    Dues: $185

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There is no way that I would be where I am today without the Society for Neuroscience, and what has been most important is how critical it has been at different stages of my career."

—SfN Member