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.

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Individual Membership

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).
  • receive discounts on AIBS events and workshops.
  • 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

The following are our membership categories and rates for individuals:

  Membership will include
BioScience in print and online
Membership will include
BioScience online only
Student: K to Postdoc*$65/yr$30/yr
K-12 Teacher/Administrator$80/yr$45/yr
Lifetime$2,000 one-time payment$1,400 one-time payment

*Proof of registration will be required.

Organizational Membership

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Member organizations work with AIBS to advance the field and profession of biology and bringing its discoveries to a broad audience. Over 150 organizations and institutions are members of AIBS, collectively working to advance the field and profession of biology and bringing its discoveries to a broad audience. We invite your organization to become a part of our community.

Interested in who is already a member of AIBS. View directory of AIBS member organizations online.

Organization types

AIBS partners with member organizations to advance the field and profession of biology. Here are some examples:

  • Scholarly Societies/Professional Associations
  • Academic Institutions/Departments
  • Museums and Science Collections
  • Other Organizations

Membership dues tiers are as follows:

Organization Size
Member-based organizations use head count of full dues paying members:Non-member based organizations based on annual budget:AIBS dues level:
Small< 1,000 individuals< $1 million$200
Medium1,000-4,999 individuals$1 million - $3 million$350
Large> 4,999 individuals> $3 million$500
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