Regular Membership


To become a Regular member of AAI, an applicant must apply for admission and be approved by the AAI Membership Committee and the Council. Applicants must:
  1. possess a Ph.D. (or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., D.Sc.) in immunology or related disciplines, or an M.D. (or equivalent medical degree, e.g., D.D.S.), and
  2. be an author on one article on an immunological topic in a reputable English-language, peer-reviewed journal. Manuscripts “at press” at time of application are acceptable when accompanied by a letter from the journal’s publisher or Editor-in-Chief confirming its acceptance and imminent publication. Abstracts and unpublished papers will not be considered in the evaluation of whether a candidate meets the publication requirement for membership.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 are $260. Invoices for Canadian residents will include GST and HST, as applicable. Membership includes print and online access to The Journal of Immunology. Airmail delivery for non-U.S. residents is an additional $130.


STEP 1:   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 Regular Member Application under Join AAI / Member Applications.
  OR   If you are new to AAI:
Visit the secure AAI Regular Membership Application Form.
STEP 2:   Then complete the required information on the online application:
  1. Provide the name of a Regular AAI 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).
  2. Provide payment for the current membership year (either full or part year to December 31) in a payment method accepted by AAI.
  3. 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 2-3 weeks. We will be conducting reviews every few days to every day as needed getting closer to abstract deadline, January 9th. However, keep in mind that once you have submitted your payment you will be able to submit your abstract as a member and apply for awards. After your application has been reviewed, we will share your membership status via email. If your application for membership is not approved, your dues payment will be refunded in full.


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