Membership Benefits

Join or Renew | Individual Membership

SIMB membership is open to anyone with an interest in microbiology and biotechnology. Join online or download and fill out the membership application today to meet new colleagues who share your professional interests, allowing stimulating new scientific collaborations, a better sense of involvement, or even a new and better job.

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Join SIMB or Renew Your Membership

SIMB memberships follow the calendar year, January 1 – December 31 (memberships for the current year are accepted until September 30).

Apply Online:
Click here to join SIMB or renew your membership online

Download an Application/Renewal Form:
2020 SIMB Member Application (PDF)
SIMB Emeritus Membership Application (PDF)

Individual Membership

SIMB offers a variety of individual membership options to suit all professionals, students and emeritus with an interest in microbiology and biotechnology. Join now as an individual member.

Benefits of Individual Membership

• Subscription to SIMB News, the Society’s quarterly news magazine (available in print copy or online access)
• Subscription to Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology ** (available in print copy or online access)
• Reduced meeting registration fees
Job Placement Service including access to the SIMB career center for posting and finding jobs
• Online, searchable membership directory
• Consultant listing services (additional fee – $50)

**applicable based on membership level

Individual Membership Categories

1) Regular ($110) – Membership level for professionals in the United States

2) Non-US Regular ($130) – Membership level for professionals outside of the United States

3) Student ($58)
Student membership is for current graduate students and postdoctoral students for five years from their join date (student members still need to renew yearly). After five years, student members must renew as a US Regular or Non-US Regular member.

4) Emeritus
To be considered for Emeritus membership one must be a current SIMB member at the time of application submission, retired, have been a member of SIMB for at least 20 years and must be approved by the board of directors. There are two levels of Emeritus membership:

  • Emeritus (SIMB News only – $0) – Emeritus members receive the Society’s quarterly magazine along with the other benefits of individual membership.
  • Emeritus (SIMB News and JIMB – $60) – Emeritus members receive both of the Society’s publications along with the other benefits of individual membership

If you would like to be considered for Emeritus membership, fill out the emeritus membership application and submit it to the SIMB office. If you have any questions about Emeritus membership, contact the membership department.