Affiliate Membership


Affiliate Membership is available for anyone with an interest in microbiology who simply wants to stay in touch.

Note: there is no charge for Affiliate Membership, but if you join online you will follow a similar process to those joining in paid-for categories. Please just follow the online instructions – you will not be charged.

There is no charge for Affiliate Membership.

Joining the Microbiology Society as an Affiliate Member means you can still keep up-to-date with the Microbiology Society.

  • Networking opportunities to advance your career at Society meetings and events.
  • Grant funding through the Microbiology Society's membership of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS).
  • Chances to volunteer to at one of our many events, be profiled in our quarterly magazine Microbiology Today, write a book review for Microbiology Today, and other CV-enhnacing opportunities.
  • Stay in touch via our online issue of Microbiology Today and monthly e-newsletters.
  Full Member Full Concessionary Member Postgraduate Student Member Undergraduate Student Member Affiliate Member
Monthly e-newsletter
Electronic access to Microbiology Today
Reduced registration for Annual Conference and Focused Meetings*
Discount to publish for open access in Society journals    
Eligible to apply for Society grants**  
Eligible to apply for FEMS~grants
Access to the Member Directory  
Access to professional development content  
Can hold office and vote    
Eligible to join the Early Career Microbiologists’ Forum      

** Grant eligibility varies by grade and length of membership. See each grant for details.
 Careers Conference Grants only.
^ An additional supplement is payable by those members outside of the UK and Ireland who elect to receive a print copy.
~ Federation of European Microbiological Societies.
*Affiliate members receive reduced registration for Annual Conference only.