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.
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|
|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.