Working for You: The Benefits of AAI Membership

AAI members enjoy benefits that help them advance their careers while also advancing the science of immunology.


AAI supports the career development of immunologists at every career stage through awards, grants, fellowships, the annual meeting, and courses. AAI provides career advancement opportunities through its numerous mentoring and networking programs, such as:

Membership offers you the opportunity to stay abreast of the latest scientific research and developments, career activities of your peers, and news important to immunology with personal subscriptions to:

Members are eligible for awards and travel grants, and are entitled to substantially reduced fees for various activities and services. Monetary benefits often exceed the cost of membership. These benefits include:

  • Career Awards honoring outstanding research and career achievements
  • Fellowships providing career development through trainee salary support
  • Travel Grants to the AAI Annual Meeting
  • reduced registration fees for the AAI Annual Meeting (Regular, Associate, and Postdoctoral Trainee members save $215; Student Trainee Members save up to $100);
  • reduced fees for abstract submission (Members save $35);
  • free submission of a manuscript to The Journal of Immunology (Members* save $50);
  • reduced fees for publishing color figures in The Journal of Immunology (Members* save $300 on each color figure);
  • reduced fees for Author Choice option in The Journal of Immunology (Members* save $500); and
  • reduced fees for attendance at AAI Courses (Members save $145)

Through its Public Affairs Department, AAI Members have the opportunity to engage Congress and federal funding agencies that directly impact immunology research.

As members change institutions, positions, or the nature of their work, they continue to find scientific connections and fellowship with other AAI members worldwide.

AAI, with almost 8,000 members from 71 countries, is the largest and most prestigious professional association of immunologists nationwide. AAI members also receive membership in


(*) Regular, Associate, Emeritus, and Honorary Members

(**) Regular, Emeritus, and Honorary Members