Membership Types

FASEB offers Full and Associate memberships for scientific societies:

Full membership—enables scientific societies to be actively involved in steering the Federation and creating new policies and content, including such exclusive benefits as

  • Representation on the FASEB Board of Directors
  • Representation on the FASEB Science Policy Committee and other topical committees (e.g., Finance, Membership)
  • Input on FASEB's federal agency funding recommendations

Associate membership—enables scientific societies to receive and access information obtained by FASEB and deploy on behalf of their societies, including

  • Analysis of appropriations funding
  • Insights into science policy and pending legislation
  • Access to factsheets, reports, and action alerts

View the chart below for a full comparison of Full and Associate member benefits. 


BenefitsFrequencyFullAssociate
INFLUENCE THE LIFE SCIENCES FIELD
Appoint a representative to the FASEB Board of Directorsannuallycheck mark 
Appoint a representative to the FASEB Science Policy Committee and other topical committeesannuallycheck mark 
Help shape legislation through RFIs, letters to Capitol Hill, and position statementsas neededcheck mark 
Provide input on federal agency funding recommendationsas neededcheck mark 
Take part in strategic partnerships with research groupsas neededcheck markcheck mark
Participate in special reports and projectsas neededcheck markcheck mark
BE A STRATEGIC LEADER
Receive consultation/advice on grassroots advocacy effortsupon requestcheck mark 
Get assistance with strategies for in-district congressional office visits and lab visitsupon requestcheck mark 
Get customized co-branded advocacy tools (e.g., factsheets, reports)upon requestcheck mark 
Receive travel support to participate in FASEB Capitol Hill Dayannuallycheck mark 
Get customized briefings on congressional and federal agency initiativesupon requestcheck mark 
Receive support for events on Capitol Hill (e.g., your society's Legislative Days and congressional briefings)upon requestcheck mark 
Get assistance with media interactionsupon requestcheck mark 
Gain visibility in coalitionsongoingcheck markcheck mark
Take part in Science CEO Networkongoingcheck markcheck mark
Access governance resources (e.g., BoardSource)ongoingcheck markcheck mark
GET INSIDER ACCESS
Receive communications forwarded by federal agencies (e.g., newsletters, meeting invitations, general announcements)ongoingcheck markcheck mark
Access curated analyses and reports on federal dataongoingcheck mark 
Access workforce researchongoingcheck markcheck mark
Get analyses and monitoring of appropriations funding for biological researchas neededcheck markcheck mark
Access advocacy tools (e.g., factsheets, reports, action alerts)ongoingcheck markcheck mark
Access FASEB's congressional databaseongoingcheck mark 
Access Washington Update eNewsletter ongoing/biweeklycheck markcheck mark
Take part in Executive Officers Advisory Committeeongoing/monthlycheck mark 
Take part in FASEB's public affairs meetings (with occasional guest speakers)ongoing/weeklycheck mark 
Participate in learning and development opportunities (e.g., lunch-and-learns; special interest group sessions)ongoingcheck markcheck mark
Get Federal Register notices related to society-specific interestsongoing/weeklycheck mark 
Get public affairs "Items of Interest" mailer (e.g., curated Federal Register notices, NIH Guide notices, upcoming agency meetings, documents not available to the public)ongoing/weeklycheck mark 
Stay up to date with breaking news (e.g., summary of President's budget, invitations to agency events) ongoingcheck markcheck mark
LEVERAGE FASEB'S RESOURCES
Build coalitions with other research groups (e.g., Coalition for NSF; Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research)ongoingcheck markcheck mark
Receive travel support to attend the Science Policy Symposiumannuallycheck mark 
Offer free webinars and symposia to your society membersongoingcheck markcheck mark
Participate in Capitol Hill Life Sciences Fairannuallycheck mark 
Nominate members for FASEB Excellence in Science Awardannuallycheck mark 
Manage your society's human resources benefitsongoingcheck mark 
Get tailored society management servicesupon requestcheck mark 
Get assistance with audit risk and compliance upon requestcheck mark 

 - Available for an additional fee


Photo Credit: FENGBIN WANG, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA; AGNIESZKA KAWSKA, PHD; AND MART KRUPOVIC, PHD, INSTITUT PASTEUR

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