Founded in 1947, in 2022 AIBS celebrates its 75th anniversary

We are large, we contain multitudes

Our member organizations receive benefits that help them advance their missions and impact.

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AIBS Connects Science Organizations

Since 1947, member organizations have been the heart of our association.

Learn more about how yours can strengthen and promote the biological sciences.

An Association of Organizations

AIBS is made up of a diverse group of 106 member organizations, including scholarly societies, professional associations, academic institutions and departments, museums and science collections, and others.

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Member Benefits

We work with our members to help inform each other and the influencers who shape biology. With our large community, we help you network with others. We also address issues that concern you and your members.

Some members benefits include:

How to Join

Join as a member organization and you will be part of our mission. Contact us to learn more about your organization joining AIBS.


Membership dues are based on size:

Join us to provide a healthy future for biology!

Science Policy Through Membership

AIBS members support and benefit from AIBS Public Policy Office operations — you can too!

AIBS members generously contribute in partial support of the AIBS Public Policy Office. AIBS pays the remaining costs from its own funds. All contributions are ear-marked to help the AIBS Public Policy Office pay its staff and conduct its activities on behalf of the AIBS membership. Contact our Public Policy Office today to find out how to support science policy.

Funding Levels and Benefits

Compare Our Funding Levels

Collective action by AIBS on behalf of the biological sciences
AIBS Public Policy Reports, Federal Register notices, & Action Alerts
Special acknowledgement on the AIBS website -
Assistance with arranging Congressional visits -
A seat on the AIBS Public Policy Committee - -
Teleconference briefings by AIBS staff upon request ** - -
Meeting with your board or policy committee upon request ** - -
One or more policy services - -
Additional policy services and/or special projects - - -
Dedicated staff time & a staff job title to work on your organization's specific issues  - - - -
Assist with developing & implementing a policy agenda/campaign - - - -

Examples of policy services...

  • Assistance with responding to Federal Register notices and drafting letters to Congress
  • Assistance with preparing written or oral testimony
  • Compiling information for a report
  • Preparing policy articles for your bulletin or newsletter
  • In-depth analysis of policy issues or funding trends in your field
  • Tracking or lobbying on specific bills or provisions
  • Use of the Legislative Action Center

Examples of special projects *...

  • Assistance with organizing Congressional briefings
  • Conducting policy workshops at your annual meetings
  • Opportunity to sponsor a graduate student public policy fellow
 * additional costs may apply
 ** depending on staff availability

Subscribe to Bioscience

AIBS no longer offers new individual memberships. But, you can still get or renew your subscription to BioScience at Oxford University Press.

Connect with Us

Have questions? We’d love to talk with you about how AIBS can partner with your organization.

The List

Currently 106 like-minded organizations have joined with us to ensure a bright future for biologists, biology, and science.