Regular Membership

QUALIFICATIONS

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 Abstracts and unpublished papers will not be considered in the evaluation of whether a candidate meets the publication requirement for membership.

BENEFITS

  • 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.

COST

Annual membership dues based on the calendar year (January 1 – December 31) 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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

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. 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. Email: members@aai.org or phone: 301-634-7822 or 301-634-7195.


  

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