Membership

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SIMB has a variety of individual membership options to match different stages in your career. The Society members are employed in industry, government and academic laboratories. SIMB’s international membership presence is strong with members in over 25 countries. 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.

1) Regular ($110) – Professionals actively employed in industry, academia, government, consulting or other industries who reside in the United States. Regular members receive access to all SIMB member benefits and possess full voting rights according to the Society’s bylaws.

2) Non-US Regular ($130) – Professionals actively employed in industry, academia, government, consulting or other industries who reside outside of  the United States. Non-US Regular members receive access to all SIMB member benefits and possess full voting rights according to the Society’s bylaws.

3) Student ($58)
Student membership is for full-time graduate students and postdoctoral students. Student status must be verified by dean or department chair. Student members receive access to all SIMB member benefits. Student members are not eligible to vote.  Student membership is available for five years from the student’s 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 (Gratis)
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:

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.

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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:
Individual:
2021 SIMB Member Application (PDF)
SIMB Emeritus Membership Application (PDF)

Member benefits include:

• Subscription to SIMB News, the Society’s quarterly news magazine
• Discount to publish in the Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
• 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)