ASM Membership Types

ASM Membership Types

Full Membership
Join/Renew Online Dues: $59
Print Application Dues: $61

ASM welcomes to Full Membership anyone who is interested in its objectives and has a minimum bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in microbiology or a related field.

 

Transitional Membership
Join/Renew Online Dues: $39
Print Application Dues: $41

Transitional Membership is available to all who are about to graduate or have graduated from an accredited program within 12 months of the application year. Transitional Membership is limited to two consecutive years. Transitional Members have all of the privileges of Full Membership except the right to vote or hold office. Transitional Members receive Microbe* (formerly ASM News) and are entitled to subscribe to the Society's journals at member rates.

Postdoctoral Membership
Join/Renew Online Dues: $39
Print Application Dues: $41

Postdoctoral membership is available to any PhD, DVM or MD graduate once during their life as long as the application for Postdoctoral Membership is received within 3 years of graduation from a regularly matriculated program in the microbiological sciences. Postdoctoral Members will receive up to 4 years of ASM membership at a reduced rate and may also qualify for any special Postdoctoral rates should such rates be offered by any ASM Programs. At the conclusion of qualification period, Postdoctoral members will receive a Full Member renewal form. The Postdoctoral rate may not be combined with the Transitional rate to allow 6 years of reduced rate membership. Postdoctoral members have all of the privileges of Full Membership except the right to vote or hold office. Postdoctoral Members receive Microbe* (formerly ASM News) and can subscribe to the Society's journals at member rates.

 

Student Membership
Join/Renew Online or Print Application Dues: $17

Any fully matriculated student, majoring in microbiology or a related field who has not earned a doctoral degree is eligible for Student Membership. Student Members have all of the privileges of Full Membership except the right to vote or hold office in the Society. Student Members receive Microbe* (formerly ASM News) and are entitled to subscribe to the Society's journals at member rates.

To qualify for student membership, applicants must supply the name and phone number of their major department chair on the application.  Failure to do so will result in the application and payment being returned unprocessed. Emeritus MembershipFree for eligible ASM members

To qualify for Emeritus Membership you must have 25 or more years of membership in the ASM and be retired from professional remunerative employment.  As an Emeritus member, you receive Full Membership at no cost and a complimentary subscription to Microbe (formerly ASM News); access to the “Members Only” section of the ASM homepage; as well as member rates for all ASM journals, books, meetings and conferences and online content.  If you have any questions, please contact the Membership Services staff at 202-942-9319; fax 202-942-9346 or email service@asmusa.org.


Global Outreach Membership
Free to individuals from eligible countries
The ASM Global Outreach Program offers free ASM membership and full online journal access to otherwise qualified candidates in developing countries without regard to financial need. For more information about eligible countries, please go to this page: Global Outreach Program index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=20073

*For international members wishing to receive a print copy of Microbe there is an additional $12 surcharge.  International membership dues include access to the online version.

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