Any qualified investigator who has conducted and published a meritorious original investigation in pharmacology shall be eligible for membership in the Society. An individual who holds an earned doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent) is considered a qualified investigator. Exceptions may be made for someone who does not meet the degree requirement but who has made major original research contributions to pharmacology. Applicants for Regular membership must be sponsored by one (1) Regular or Retired ASPET member. Apply for regular membership!
Any qualified person who has received their Ph.D. or equivalent degree in pharmacology or a related field within the past five years is eligible for Postdoctoral membership. Postdoctoral members will receive the same benefits as Regular members, including the right to vote in ASPET elections. Individuals may remain in the Postdoctoral Membership category for a maximum of five (5) years from the date of receipt of their PhD (or equivalent) degree after which time they must upgrade to Regular Membership. Applicants for Postdoctoral membership must be sponsored by one (1) Regular or Retired ASPET member. Please note that the same membership criteria apply for Postdoctoral Members as for Regular Members, including having published a meritorious original investigation in pharmacology.Apply for Postdoctoral membership!
Any qualified person who is engaged in the study of problems in pharmacology but does not meet the requirements for Regular Membership may be eligible for Affiliate Membership, which shall be non-voting. Affiliate members may later be proposed for Regular Membership, upon meeting the requirements. Affiliate Members include representatives in the following careers: faculty members who have made their contribution in teaching; productive research team members who have not published a meritorious original publication; administrators in government, industry, universities, or other organizations who do not have sufficient independent research. Applicants for Affiliate membership must be sponsored by one (1) Regular or Retired ASPET member. Apply for affiliate membership!
Graduate Student Members:
Persons who are enrolled in graduate, or professional degree programs, and who have an interest in pharmacology, are eligible for Student membership, which shall be non-voting. Upon completion of their research doctoral degree, student members must upgrade to Postdoctoral Membership. Applicants for Student membership must be sponsored by one (1) Regular, Affiliate or Retired ASPET member. Apply for graduate student membership!
Undergraduate Student Members:
Persons who are enrolled in undergraduate degree programs and who have an interest in pharmacology, are eligible for Undergraduate Student membership, which shall be non-voting. Applicants for Undergraduate Student membership must be sponsored by one (1) Regular, Affiliate, or Retired member or by their department chair or ASPET SURF Program Director. Apply for undergraduate student membership!
A Regular or Affiliate member may qualify for retired status in ASPET if they have been a member of ASPET for 30 years or have retired because of disability. Members must make a formal request for retired status in order to qualify. Members granted retired status pay no dues but retain all of the privileges of regular membership. Please contact the Membership Department to request retired status.
A Regular or Affiliate member who does not meet the criteria for retired membership, but who has been a member for at least 20 years and has retired from his/her active career, may apply for semi-retired status. Members granted semi-retired status pay the same level of dues as students until they reach the point of 30 years membership in ASPET, at which time they are automatically granted retired status. Members must make a formal request for semi-retired status in order to qualify. Semi-retired members receive all the same benefits as Regular Members. Please contact the Membership Department to request semi-retired status.