Join the Society
There are five membership grades broadly reflecting career stage and level of experience/interest. All grades are available in all countries. Membership is for 12 months from the day of joining (unless otherwise stated).Join online
- Eligibility to apply for Microbiology Society Grants and the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) funding opportunities.
- Discounted registration for Society events, including Annual Conference and Focused Meetings.
- Exclusive discount on article processing charges to publish in any Society journal if you are not already covered by the institution’s Publish and Read deal.
- Access to Mi Society, our exclusive members’ online area, which features resources, How to guides, support toolkits, event presentations.
- Access to the Members’ Directory, which allows you to connect with other members and build your presence within the microbiology community.
- Eligibility to join our thriving Early Career Microbiologists’ Forum.
- Opportunity for members at any career stage to shadow our Council and Committees to find out how we work.
- Opportunity to run for election for our Council, Committees and Divisions and to be an Editor-in-Chief of one of our journals.
Membership at a glance – which category?
For those with an academic or professional interest in microbiology.
Full Concessionary Member
For those with an academic or professional interest in microbiology earning less than £35,000 (or equivalent) per year.
Postgraduate Student Member
For those registered for a higher degree.
Undergraduate Student Member
For those studying at undergraduate level.
For anyone with an interest in microbiology who simply wants to stay in touch.
Honorary Membership is offered by the Society's Council to distinguished microbiologists who have made a significant contribution to the science.