Most Frequently Asked
(Benefits listed refer to the 2008 calendar year).
What is Pharmacology?
- What is pharmacology, how does one
become a pharmacologists, what are the research areas of
pharmacology, and where do pharmacologist work? For the
answers to these questions, see
What is ASPET?
- ASPET is the American Society that
represents pharmacologist worldwide. The Society promotes
research funding, holds scientific meetings, publishes
scientific journals, and provides a number of services to its
members. For more information about ASPET, see
How do I contact ASPET?
Does ASPET offer Student
- ASPET has two summer
undergraduate research fellowship programs. One is through
awards made to institutions and the other is made to
individuals. For institutional awards, the student must
apply to that institution and for individual awards the student
applies directly to ASPET. Details about these ASPET
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Programs are
- Travel Awards are available
to enable students to attend the annual meeting. Graduate
Students may apply for a travel award if they are presenting a
paper at Experimental Biology. Eligibility criteria,
application procedures and online forms are available here.
Travel awards are available for a limited number of SURF
fellows for the meeting following their summer research
experience. Criteria and application forms are available
What are the primary activities of ASPET for its Student members?
- ASPET holds an
Scientific Meeting, either in conjunction with
Experimental Biology or with other societies at various locations throughout the
- ASPET offers
Travel Awards for Graduate Students, Young Scientists, and Summer
Undergraduate Research Fellows to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting and other
- Most ASPET Divisions (see Division link below) sponsor
Graduate Student Best
Paper Awards competitions at the annual scientific meeting with cash prizes.
include three peer-review scientific journals, one review journal, a current topics
review magazine, and a newsletter.
What are the primary requirements for ASPET
- To qualify for ASPET Student
membership, all that is required is an interest in pharmacology and sponsorship by a
Regular or Affiliate ASPET member.
print an ASPET Membership Application Form
that can be mailed.
- ASPET Student membership is open to undergraduate and
graduates student throughout the world. Contact the
Membership Office if you need assistance
identifying a sponsor.
How often are applications for Student membership accepted and reviewed?
- Applications for ASPET membership are accepted and reviewed
continuously throughout the
What do I receive as a Student member of ASPET?
membership in ASPET has the benefit of reduced page charges for publishing in
ASPET journals; reduced color figure charges for publication in ASPET journals; reduced
subscription costs to ASPET journals in both print and online versions; reduced
registration fees for ASPET meetings including Experimental
Biology, and ASPET Colloquia.
- ASPET members receive a
subscription to Molecular
Interventions and have full online access to
The Pharmacologist, as well as, online access to the FASEB Newsletter and to The Scientist.
ASPET members will receive a listing in the FASEB Directory.
What is the annual
assessment ("dues") for ASPET Student
- ASPET Student
membership is free for the first year. Subsequent
years, students pay only one-quarter the regular membership fee.
For 2008, dues for students are $30. Undergraduate
students do not pay dues.
How long may I remain an ASPET Student member?
completion of your research doctoral degree, your are normally eligible for
membership but may remain in the Student Member category for
no more than two (2)
Does ASPET have Divisions representing specific
areas of research and educational interests?
- ASPET has ten
Divisions that represent the research and education interests of it membership.
Divisions meet at the annual meeting and sponsor symposia at the annual meeting.
member of ASPET is asked to identify a primary and as many secondary Division
affiliations as they are interested in when they join ASPET. This qualifies the member
to vote in the elections of those Divisions.
- Student members of ASPET are encouraged to
join the Division(s) in which they are interested and to become
involved in the activities of the Division(s).