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Join the ISSCR, the leading association and voice for the stem cell research community. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the stem cell field, as evidenced by their professional work, contributions to the field and attendance at meetings concerning stem cell research. By completing the ISSCR application for membership, you are confirming that you are willing to abide by the professional standards espoused in the Guidelines documents for the conduct of human embryonic stem cell research and clinical translation.

Join Online. Online member registration is available through ISSCR's secure registration form. ISSCR accepts American Express, VISA and MasterCard for online registration.

Print Application Form (PDF). Download the ISSCR membership application. Fax or send the completed application to ISSCR Headquarters.

Additional Forms. Application may require one of the following forms be completed in addition to the registration form:

Endorsement form for Active and Affiliate Membership applications (PDF)

Certificate for Associate Membership application (PDF)

ISSCR Membership Benefits

Members of the ISSCR receive many benefits including the following:

  • Substantially reduced registration fees for the ISSCR Annual Meeting
  • Travel fellowship opportunities to attend the ISSCR Annual Meeting.  
  • Access to ISSCR Connect - the ISSCR's online educational portal, featuring meeting-related and original scientific content from leaders in the stem cell field.
  • Discounted author publishing charges for the ISSCR's journal, Stem Cell Reports.
  • Discounted subscriptions to the ISSCR affiliated publications Cell Stem Cell and Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology 
  • Subscription to the ISSCR newsletter, The Pulse
  • Deeper discounts for ISSCR members on the ISSCR Job Bank, including a job-posting coupon for early career investigators who upgrade to full membership, new listing options, featured job opportunity, and more!
  • The right to vote for ISSCR Officers and members of the Board of Directors.
  • The opportunity to support the ISSCR in its efforts to promote education — both professional and public and a positive research environment internationally, including:
    • Public education initiatives associated with the ISSCR annual meeting
    • The information-packed ISSCR website, including resources for scientists, information for the public, upcoming stem cell meetings and courses, funding opportunities and more
    • Stem cell advocacy and representation efforts around the world

Membership Categories

Individuals may participate in the Society in the following membership categories:

Active Membership (secure registration form)
Application is open to any person with a doctoral degree or its equivalent who has manifested a continuous interest in any discipline important to stem cell research as evidenced by work in the field, original contributions, and attendance at meetings concerning stem cell research. Individuals who lack a doctorate but have exceptional qualifications are also eligible.

Associate (Trainee) Membership (secure registration form)
Application is open to postdoctoral fellows or graduate students in stem cell research programs. Associate (Trainee) Membership will be limited to four years.

Affiliate Membership (secure registration form)
Application is open to individual representatives of industry and others with an interest in stem cell research who do not qualify for Active or Associate membership.

Membership Dues

Membership is for the calendar year January 1 through December 31. Dues are not prorated, however, dues received after October 1 will be applied to the following calendar year. A convenient option to pay for your membership for three years at a time is now available. Dues are payable in U.S. Dollars (USD)

 

1 Year (2013)

3 Year (2013-15)

Active Membership

$150

$425

Associate Membership

$70

$200

Affiliate Membership

$150

$425

 

Countries Eligible for Reduced Dues

Countries where it was considered that the full cost of joining the ISSCR would be prohibitive are listed below and members whose sole laboratory is in one of these countries are eligible for reduced membership dues. The list was recommended by the International and Membership Committees and is subject to change annually.

Reduced Dues Country List

Argentina Brazil China
Colombia Croatia Egypt
Estonia Hungary India
Iran Latvia Mexico
Mongolia Pakistan Poland
Russia Thailand Turkey
Ukraine Uruguay  

Reduced Membership Dues for Members from Eligible Countries

Members whose sole laboratory is in an eligible country are offered the following reduced membership dues rates. Dues are payable in U.S. Dollars (USD).

Reduced Dues Chart

1 Year (2013)

3 Year (2013-15)

Active Membership

$75

$215

Associate Membership

$35

$100

Affiliate Membership

$75

$215

Questions?

ISSCR Headquarters
5215 Old Orchard Road, Suite 270
Skokie, IL 60077 USA
+1-224-592-5700
Fax: +1-224.365.0004
isscr@isscr.org