Full Membership


Full Membership is available for those with an academic or professional interest in microbiology.


Full membership costs £122 a year.


Joining the Microbiology Society as a Full Member offers plenty of opportunities. We've listed just some of them below.

  • Networking opportunities through Society meetings and events.
  • Grant opportunities to help fund conference and travel costs, research visits, outreach and teaching activities.
  • Discounted Annual Conference and Focused Meeting rates.
  • 30% discount to publish in our portfolio of journals.
  • Additional grant funding through the Microbiology Society's membership of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS).
  • Opportunities to have your contributions and experience recognised within the wider community through our prizes and awards.
  • Access the Membership Directory to build your presence within our community.
  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
30% discount to publish for open access in Society journals    
Eligible to apply for Society grants**  
Eligible to apply for FEMS~grants
Access to the Membership 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.