Associate Membership


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. in immunology or related disciplines (or an equivalent graduate degree such as a D.Sc.) or an M.D. (or an equivalent medical degree such as a D.D.S.)* OR
  2. possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree in immunology or a 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 or promotion of immunology as a researcher, administrator, or educator.
* If you meet the requirements of both 1 and 2, you may wish to apply for Regular Membership.


  • Career development
  • Scientific advances
  • Representation and advocacy
  • Participation and service opportunities
  • Eligibility for career-advancing programs
  • Financial benefits

For a full description of membership benefits, click here.


Annual membership dues based on the calendar year (January 1–December 31) are $260. (Please note: if you join between October 1 and December 15, your dues will be $325, and you will be a member in good standing for the last quarter of 2020 and all of 2021.)

Invoices for Canadian residents will include GST and HST, as applicable. Membership includes online access to The Journal of Immunology. A print and online subscription will cost an additional $500 for all members. Airmail delivery for non-U.S. residents is an additional $130.


If you already have an account as a current member, past member, or past AAI event attendee: Login at the Membership Portal. Once logged in, select the Associate Member Application under Join AAI / Member Applications.
If you are new to AAI: Visit the secure AAI Associate Membership Application Form.



Then complete the required information on the online application:
  1. Complete the required information on the online application.
  2. Provide the name of an AAI Regular 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).
  3. Provide payment for the current membership year (either full or part year to December 31) in a payment method accepted by AAI.
  4. Attach a copy of your current Curriculum Vitae (CV) or biosketch, including a short bibliography (limit: 5 pages), in PDF format. Please indicate at the top of your CV or highlight in yellow:
    • your advanced degree
    • the article on which you base your application


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 two to three weeks. After your application has been reviewed, we will notify you of your membership status by email.

If you are joining for a specific event, activity, award, or fellowship, please note that we conduct reviews every few days leading up to these deadlines as well as on the day of the deadline to accommodate those that are joining for that purpose.
In the case of registration, abstracts and many awards/fellowships, you can register, submit or apply as long as you have paid, even if your membership is still in pending status.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns by email at or by phone at 301-634-7822 or 301-634-7195.

Associate membership dues are nonrefundable.


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