When to Apply: Membership is voted on bi-annually, once in March at the annual scientific meeting and the deadline for membership applications is approximately February 1 of that year. The second vote is in December at the interim council meeting, the deadline for applications is approximately November 1 of that year.
Letters of Support: Each applicant is required to supply a letter of support from a current SRI member. Should you be from a country in which no SRI members reside, and you do not know a current member, a letter of support may come from your supervisor.
Please note: If you apply for the March review, you will not receive the annual meeting member registration discount for that year.
Regular Membership may be conferred on those individuals who provide evidence of the following:
a. A doctorate degree (MD, PhD, DPharm)
b. Evidence of at least two (2) years of research experience including, but not limited to, postdoctoral, basic science or clinical fellowship.
While a minimum of two (2) years should have been spent in this research career, there is no requirement that the nominee should have worked at his/her current institution for two (2) years. Eligible individuals must be nominated.
All applications for membership shall be accompanied by a sponsor letter signed by one (1) active member in good standing of the Society, as well as the applicants CV. The sponsoring member letter should describe activities related to the nominee's qualifications for membership.
Upon election to membership the newly elected member and sponsoring member will be notified of the fact of his/her election. A nominee who is not recommended by the Council may be re-nominated for membership. No individual who is nominated for membership (3) times, and who is not elected to membership, shall thereafter be eligible for further nomination for membership in the Society.
The 2016-2017 fees for Regular Membership are $318 which includes online access to Reproductive Sciences. Begin applying now.
In Training Membership: Applicants for In-Training membership must be a full-time postdoctoral trainee, resident, or fellow, or a student enrolled in a formal approved training program leading to a degree (BA, BS, MD, PhD, MS, MPH, DVM). This status expires when the member completes training at which time application for regular membership is expected.
Candidates will be proposed by a member in good-standing of the society and provide their CV and anticipated date of training completion. The application materials will be reviewed by the membership committee and recommendation made to Council. The In Training member will pay nominal dues sufficient to cover administrative costs, may participate in all activities of the society but may not sponsor abstracts or vote.
The 2016-2017 fees for In Training Membership are $105 which includes online access to Reproductive Sciences. Begin applying now.
The Associate Membership category is for individuals interested in membership in the SRI. It is for individuals involved in research and/or health care in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Medicine and Biology, or allied fields. This category of membership includes, but is not limited to those individuals in the following professions or activities:
The 2016-2017 fees for Associate Membership are $213. Begin applying now.
Emeritus Membership status is granted to full members upon request at his/her 65th birthday and official retirement. The member may elect to stay active for as long as he/she wishes. Once a member elects emeritus status, he/she shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges of the Society, but will not be asked to vote or pay membership dues.
Honorary Membership in the SRI is awarded to an individual who has achieved recognition for scientific contributions of an original nature in reproductive biology in which he/she has personally actively participated. Moreover, this person should have demonstrated by past performance and future objectives that this interest in reproductive biology is dynamic. The individual need not necessarily occupy a position in an institution of higher learning, nor necessarily function in a medical or paramedical area. Honorary Members shall enjoy all of the rights and privileges of other members of the Society, except that they shall not be required to pay any dues or assessments which may be imposed by these By-Laws, or by action of the Council as provided for herein, nor shall Honorary Members be entitled to vote at any regular or special meetings of members, nor to hold any elective or appointive office in the Society.
Inactive Membership status may be requested by a member at any age due to ill-health, financial difficulty or early retirement. An inactive member will not have to pay dues and will not participate in the activities of the society. The request for change from active to inactive status and possibility of a return to active status will require approval of the President and/or Council.