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. Visit Join or Renew to learn more.
How do I reinstate my expired membership?
To reactivate your membership, you may submit your renewal payment online by logging into your account on my.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. For further assistance, email email@example.com or call (202) 962-4911.
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). Visit Members in Developing Countries 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 for more information.
How do I change my membership status?
To access your membership status, log into your account on my.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 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.
Please 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 on my.SfN.org 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 my.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 962-4911 for further assistance.
How do I cancel my membership?
To let us know that you no longer wish to be a member of SfN, email email@example.com, or call (202) 962-4911. 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 a member again, please do not submit a new membership application; instead, log into your account on my.SfN.org and click on My Membership to renew 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?
SfN’s Federal Tax ID is 52-0895843. Please note that membership dues are not tax-deductible. However, payments made to one of SfN's contribution funds are tax-deductible.
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. For more information regarding wire transfers, email firstname.lastname@example.org.