Trainee Membership

QUALIFICATIONS

To become a Trainee member, an applicant must be one of the following:

  1. A postdoctoral fellow in an immunology (or related field) training program. Postdoctoral Trainee membership may be held for up to 6 years of postdoctoral training (exceptions will be considered).
     
  2. A graduate student enrolled in an education or training program that could lead to a career in immunology or a related field. Graduate Student Trainee members are eligible to renew in this sub-category for the duration of their graduate training.

Applicants for postdoctoral and graduate student trainee membership must submit at the time of application and annually thereafter a Trainee Certification Form (TCF) signed by their advisor or department chair, certifying the applicant's trainee status.

  1. A recent college graduate (young professional) within 5 years of receiving a BA, BS or equivalent degree. Young Professional Trainee members are eligible to renew in this sub-category for up to 5 years post degree or until enrollment in a graduate or medical degree program. Applicants must submit at the time of application and annually thereafter a Young Professional Certification Form (YPCF) signed by their supervisor.
     
  2. An undergraduate student enrolled in an undergraduate degree program with an interest in immunology. Undergraduate Student Trainee members are eligible to renew in this sub-category for the duration of their years as an undergraduate student. Applicants must submit at the time of application and annually thereafter a photocopy of their undergraduate student ID in PDF.

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.

MEMBERSHIP DUES

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

  • $85 Postdoctoral
  • $75 Young Professional
  • $64 Graduate Student
  • $50 Undergraduate Student

Invoices for Canadian residents will include GST and HST, as applicable. Membership for all trainee categories includes online access to The Journal of Immunology.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

STEP 1:
Download the appropriate certification form (if applicable) and begin preparing the required document for your sub-category.

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows: Trainee Certification Form (TCF)
Young professionals: Young Professional Certification Form (YPCF)
Complete the form, have it signed, and create a PDF.
 
Undergraduate students: create a PDF of your undergraduate student ID card.

 

STEP 2:
If you already have an account as a past member or past AAI event attendee: Login at the membership portal. Once logged in, select the Trainee Member Application under Join AAI / Member Applications.
–OR–
If you are new to AAI: Visit the secure Trainee Member Application form.

 

 

STEP 3:
Then complete the required information on the online application:
  1. Supply the required information
  2. Provide payment
  3. Upload the required document for your sub-category
Your Trainee membership will be complete once we receive 
  1. Your payment
  2. The required document for your membership sub-category

 

Trainee Membership dues are nonrefundable.
  

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