Frequently Asked Questions
What information do I need to join SfN?
In order to join, you will need to upload a copy of your CV and provide the names and member ID numbers of two sponsors. Any postdoc, regular or emeritus SfN member with an active membership for the current year may serve as your sponsor. Student or Postdoc memberships also require that you upload proof of enrollment.
How do I reinstate my expired membership?
To reactivate your membership, you may submit your renewal payment online by logging into Your Account on SfN.org. You also have the option to call, fax, or mail in your payment to be applied toward your current membership for activation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 962-4911 for more information.
What is my username/password to log in to my membership account?
If you are unable to access Your Account, do not create a new account. This creates record duplication errors and difficulty for future attempts to log in. Visit my.SfN.org and select the appropriate option to find your username and/or password. You may also contact email@example.com or call (202) 962-4911 for more assistance.
When is the membership application deadline?
There is no deadline to submit a new membership application.
What should I do if I don't have two sponsors for my application?
Visit SfN’s Sponsor FAQ for more information.
How much is the membership?
Membership fees depend on career stage. You may view current Membership Dues by Category and determine which membership category is right for you.
SfN also provides reduced membership rates and sponsorship exceptions to members currently residing in developing countries (as classified by the World Bank). See Developing Countries membership page for rates and details.
How do I change my username/email address to log into my membership account?
Am I automatically registered for SfN's annual meeting by submitting my membership dues payment?
No. Your membership dues are for your membership with SfN only. There is a separate fee and registration process for SfN's annual meeting. Visit the SfN Meetings page for more information.
How do I change my membership status?
To access your membership status, log into Your Account on SfN.org and click on My Membership. From there, you will have the opportunity to verify or select your current membership type prior to submitting your new or renewal payment. If your membership dues payment was submitted prior to your membership type changing, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 962-4911 to request the change. Also note, if you are upgrading your membership, you will be required to submit your change of status balance at the time to keep your membership active. Refunds will not be issued for members who change their membership status to a lower-fee category.
How do I obtain a receipt for my paid membership?
Log into Your Account and go to My Invoices. Search to find the relevant invoice. Click on the invoice number to open the invoice printable view.
What if I paid my membership dues but received a notice to pay again?
Chances are your membership payment was received after the unpaid members information was pulled from our system. When in doubt, you may log into Your Account on SfN.org, and click on My Membership to verify your membership status You may also email email@example.com or call (202) 962-4911 to verify if payment was received.
I paid my membership dues using my institutional credit card and wish to cancel it to pay with another credit card.
Contact Member Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 962-4911 for further assistance
How do I cancel my membership?
Email email@example.com, or call (202) 962-4911, to let us know that you no longer wish to be a member of SfN. Because memberships are non-refundable, it is best that you alert us prior to submitting your membership payment. In the future, if you wish to become an active member again, please do not submit a new membership application; you only need to submit your current membership dues payment to activate your membership.
When does my membership expire?
All memberships are on a calendar year and expire each year on December 31.
What is SfN's Federal Tax ID number?
52-0895843. Please note that membership dues are not tax-deductible. If you make a payment to one of SfN's contribution funds, you may deduct that payment.
Does SfN accept purchase orders?
No. Payment must be made by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, or American Express), money order, or check made payable to SfN drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. funds. You may also submit payment by wire transfer. Note that there are additional fees associated with submitting a wire payment that must be covered by you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 962-4911 for wire transfer instructions.