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About Individual Membership
AIBS members are part of a community of individuals and organizations sharing knowledge and resources to advance research and education in the biological sciences. There are many ways you can support these efforts, membership is a great way to get started.
For individuals, membership is open to professional biologists, students, educators, and people who just love biology. With your membership you will:
participate in advocacy opportunities and grassroots campaigns that serve the field in public policy, education, and public understanding of science.
opportunities to shape the future of science by participating in meetings and informing decision-makers.
receive access to BioScience online (or receive a print subscription with print surcharge of $40).
have access to favorable group pricing, specialized coverage, and association discounts on insurance protection offered through the Trust for Insuring Educators (TIE). Plans include:
Professional liability Insurance plans
GEICO auto, motorcycle, homeowners and renters insurance
Term life, accident and disability plans from New York Life
ACA compliant health plans; dental, cancer and long-term care insurance
receive holiday discounts with companies like Harry and David.
The following are our membership categories and rates for individuals:
Individual: This membership category is open to any individual who is interested in membership in the Institute. Price: $70/year for online access. An addition $40/year to receive the print version.
Family: A family membership is available for individuals living at the same address, who would like to have unique membership profiles in the AIBS community forum. Price: $90/year for online access. An addition $40/year to receive the print version.
Sustaining: A sustaining member of AIBS receives a full regular membership, in addition to becoming a supporting friend of AIBS programs that serve the biology community. Price: $90/year for online access. An addition $40/year to receive the print version.
Emeritus: Emeritus membership is available to a person who has been a Regular, Sustaining, or Family dues-paying member of AIBS for at least ten years and has retired. Price: $50/year for online access. An addition $40/year to receive the print version.
Student: K to Graduate: This membership option is available for active, registered students of any age. Price: $30/year for online access. An addition $40/year to receive the print version. *Proof of registration will be required.
K-12 Teacher/Administrator: This membership option is available for educators and administrators in K-12 schools. Price: $45/year for online access. An addition $40/year to receive the print version.
Lifetime: Receive membership benefits for the rest of your life following a one-time payment of $1400.
Application process: Membership applications take about ten minutes to complete online. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover, or payment offline via personal or business check. If paying by a check, an invoice will be generated at the end of your checkout process that can be printed and mailed to AIBS.
Ready to begin the membership application process?