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The American Association of Immunologists

Membership Categories

Regular Membership is available to those worldwide who have a strong interest in and have made a substantial contribution to the field of immunology. To be eligible a candidate must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree in immunology or a related discipline and be an author on one publication on an immunological topic. For details and application procedures, click here.

Associate Membership is available to persons with a variety of academic accomplishments and experience in the field of immunology. For details and application procedures, click here.

Emeritus Membership is open to Regular members who have retired due to age or disability. For details and application procedures, click here.

Honorary Membership is reserved for those who have shown exceptional achievement in the field of immunology and who reside outside the U.S. They are selected by the AAI Council. Click here for the names of Honorary Members.

Trainee Membership is open to graduate students and post-doctoral trainees who are enrolled in educational or training programs that could lead to a career in research in immunology or related fields. For details and application procedures, click here.

Membership Benefits are many and varied. For details, click here.


Regular Membership

Qualifications

To become a Regular member of AAI, an applicant must apply for admission and be approved by the AAI Membership Committee and the Council. Applicants must:

  1. possess a Ph.D. (or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., D.Sc.) in immunology or related disciplines, or an M.D. (or equivalent medical degree, e.g., D.D.S.), and
  2. be an author on one publication on an immunological topic in a reputable English-language, peer-reviewed journal. Manuscripts in press are acceptable when accompanied by a letter from the publisher or Editor-in-Chief of the journal affirming its acceptance and imminent publication. Abstracts and unpublished papers will not be considered in evaluating whether a candidate meets the publication requirement for membership.
Cost

Annual membership dues based on the calendar year are $260 for U.S. and non-Canadian residents and $266.25 for Canadian residents. For all non-U.S. residents, an additional $130 is required for airmail delivery if a print copy of The Journal of Immunology is requested.

Application Procedures

To apply for Regular membership (as an existing AAI Trainee member, past member, or past AAI event attendee):

  1. go to the secure AAI Login page and log in (if you forgot your User ID or Password, click the link under the Login box to request them). Once logged in, click on Regular Member Application under Non-Member Services.
  2. complete the required information on the online application (please help us understand our membership and serve you better by also completing the optional information).

To apply for Regular membership (new to AAI):

  1. go to the secure AAI Regular Membership Application Form and
  2. complete the required information on the online application (please help us understand our membership and serve you better by also completing the optional information).

  3. On the application, you will be asked to submit:

  4. the name of a Regular AAI member who will be your sponsor. If you do not have a sponsor, you can enter in the code: 217923 (also provided on the application form),
  5. payment for the current membership year (either full or part year to December 31), and
  6. a copy of your current Curriculum Vitae (CV) or biosketch including a short bibliography (limited to five pages), as an attachment in PDF format. (Please put at the top of your CV a) your advanced degree and b) the article on which you base your application; alternatively you may highlight these two requirements in yellow).

Your application will be reviewed by the Membership Committee once we have received both your CV and your membership dues payment. Reviews take place approximately every 2-3 weeks. After review of your application, you will be notified by email. If your application for membership is not approved, your dues payment will be refunded in full.


Associate Membership

Qualifications

To become an Associate member of AAI, an applicant must apply for admission and be approved by the AAI Membership Office. Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  1. possess a Ph.D. (or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., D.Sc.) in immunology or related discipline, or an M.D. (or equivalent medical degree, e.g., D.D.S.), or
  2. possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in immunology or related discipline and be an author on one publication on an immunological topic in a reputable English-language, peer-reviewed journal, or
  3. possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and be engaged in the systematic study of or promotion of immunology as a researcher, administrator , or educator.
Cost

Annual membership dues based on the calendar year are $260 for U.S. and non-Canadian residents and $266.25 for Canadian residents. For all non-U.S. residents, an additional $130 is required for airmail delivery if a print copy of The Journal of Immunology is requested.

Application Procedures

To apply for Associate membership (as an existing AAI Trainee member, past member, or past AAI event attendee):

  1. go to the secure AAI Login page and log in (if you forgot your User ID or Password, click the link under the Login box to request them). Once logged in, click on Associate Member Application under Non-Member Services.
  2. complete the required information on the online application (please help us understand our membership and serve you better by also completing the optional information).

To apply for Associate membership (new to AAI):

  1. go to the secure Associate Membership Application Form and
  2. complete the required information on the online application (please help us understand our membership and serve you better by also completing the optional information).

  3. On the application, you will be asked to submit:

  4. the name of a Regular AAI member who will be your sponsor. If you do not have a sponsor, you can enter in the code: 217923 (also provided on the application form),
  5. payment for the current membership year (either full or part year to December 31), and
  6. a copy of your current Curriculum Vitae (CV) or biosketch including a short bibliography (limited to five pages), as an attachment in PDF format.

Your application will be reviewed by the Membership Department once we have received both your CV and your membership dues payment. Please allow one week for a response to your application. After review of your application, you will be notified by email. If your application for membership is not approved, your dues payment will be refunded in full.


Emeritus Membership

Qualifications

To become an Emeritus member, an applicant must 1) be 66 years of age on the date of application for transfer to Emeritus, 2) have been a Regular member of AAI for the immediately preceding five years, and 3) be fully retired. An AAI Regular member who becomes disabled and is fully retired may apply for Emeritus status regardless of age.

Cost

There is no cost to maintain your membership and voting privileges. AAI welcomes any donation you might wish to make to the association to further its programs. If you wish to receive a subscription to The Journal of Immunology, the cost is $125 for U.S. residents, $255 for non-U.S. and non-Canadian residents, and $261.25 for Canadian residents which includes $130 for airmail delivery outside the U.S.

Application Procedures

To apply for Emeritus membership, please download and complete the Emeritus Application Form and send it as a PDF attachment to members@aai.org or mail it to:

AAI Membership Department
1451 Rockville Pike, Suite 650
Rockville, MD 20852


Trainee Membership

Qualifications

To become a Trainee member of AAI, an applicant must be a graduate student or a post-doctoral trainee enrolled in an education or training program that could lead to a career in research in immunology or a related field. Applicants for this membership category must submit at the time of application and annually thereafter a Trainee Certification Form signed by their advisor or department chair certifying the applicant's trainee status. Trainee Graduate Student members are eligible to renew as a Trainee member for the duration of their graduate training. Trainee Postdoctoral membership may be held for up to 6 years of postdoctoral training.

Cost

Annual membership dues are based on the calendar year. The membership dues are $64 for Graduate Student Trainees and $85 for Postdoctoral Trainees who are U.S. or non-Canadian residents. Invoices for Canadian residents will add HST or GST. For all non-U.S. residents an additional $130 is required for airmail delivery of a copy of The Journal of Immunology.

Application Procedures

To apply for Trainee membership:

  1. download the Trainee Certification Form, have it signed, and create a PDF of the signed form,
  2. ...if you have been an AAI member or have attended an AAI event in the past —

    go to the secure AAI Login Page and log in (if you forgot your User ID or Password, click the link under the Login box to request them). Once logged in, click on Trainee Member Application under Non-Member Services.

    ...if you are new to AAI —

    go to the secure Trainee Membership Application Form
  3. complete and submit the required information on the online application (please help us understand our membership and serve you better by also completing the optional information), and
  4. complete your submission by uploading your signed Trainee Certification Form and paying online with a credit card or following the instructions for payment by check.

After submitting the application to the AAI Membership Department online, your status will be pending until you upload the signed Trainee Certification Form in PDF format and, if paying by check, AAI receives your check.

Trainee membership dues are non-refundable except in the case where a trainee member is accepted for regular membership and pays full-year regular member dues for the same year for which trainee member dues were already paid. In that case, the trainee dues paid for that year will be refunded.

 


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