Membership in the Society is open to persons who have demonstrated a commitment to promoting and encouraging education and research with respect to behavioral neuroscience. Become a member of IBNS to network with peers through our membership database, gain insights and keep up with current events with our monthly newsletter and enjoy discounted annual meeting registration fees.
Applications for Membership are reviewed by the Membership Committee and voted on by the IBNS Council. Annual membership fees are required and all memberships are effective from January 1 to December 31 of any given year. If you have not been a member in the past year, you will need to apply for membership, rather than using the renewal process.
Note that a CV is required to be uploaded to your membership form. If you are renewing your membership, CV is not required. For any questions, please contact the IBNS Central Office.
Regular Membership: Regular members shall be limited to scientists, clinicians, or therapists who are actively engaged in research or practice of Behavioral Neuroscience. Applicants should have publications considered significant to their specialty in refereed journals in the field of Behavioral Neuroscience. It is the policy of the Society to limit Regular Membership to individuals holding a doctorate. Applicants must be approved by the Membership Committee and Council.
Postdoctoral Membership: Postdoctoral trainees are scientists who have recently received their Ph.D. (or equivalent) and are undertaking training in research. Usually, postdoctoral trainees are within 6 years from receiving their Ph.D. and are supported by non-tenured scholarships/fellowships that can last from 1 to 3 years. Research assistants or research associates who are considered members of a laboratory/department/ institution and are paid as hired employees are not considered postdoctoral trainees.
Student Membership: Student members shall be persons enrolled full-time in a college or university program at the graduate or undergraduate level. Student members shall be voting members of the Society but may not stand for office in the Society. Student members will be required to verify their student status on a yearly basis, for example, by providing an electronic or hard copy of a letter from their supervisor or Dean. Applicants for Student membership must be approved by the Membership Committee and Council.
Affiliate Membership: All individuals interested in the Society's objectives but who do not meet the requirements for another membership category may apply for Affiliate membership. Affiliate members shall be non-voting members of the Society and may not stand for office in the Society. Applicants must be sponsored by two Regular members of the Society and be approved by the Membership Committee and Council.
Please note that you will be required to upload your CV with the application. Annual dues are required to maintain your membership in the IBNS. Discounted rates are available.