Membership Categories: There
are three general categories of ISNIM membership for individual
scientists: Regular, Retiree
and Student/Post Doc. Electronic access to
the NIM journal is included with the
Regular membership and is available for an additional fee
with the Student and Retiree memberships (see Membership
Application for fee levels). A Premium level of each membership
category provides the paper copy of the NIM journal sent by
mail in addition to electronic access. A fourth membership
category is Honorary Membership, which will be awarded to
members that have provided long and exceptional service to
the Society. Honorary Members participate in all aspects of
the Society, including voting, but pay no membership fees
except for optional journal access. Honorary Members will
be notified of their status by the Executive Director.
Qualification for membership will be determined
by the Executive Director based on Medline publications; if
you feel this source does not adequately represent your relevant
capabilities, you are welcome to submit a brief Curriculum
Vitae in support of your application. Payment will not
be processed until qualification for membership is ascertained.
You will be notified of your acceptance.
In addition to the above membership categories
for individual researchers, ISNIM offers a Sponsoring Membership
suitable for individuals, commercial firms or foundations
that provide substantial financial support to the Society.
For more information see Sponsoring Membership.
- Regular Membership is available to any
person who has done meritorious research in basic or clinical
aspects of NIM. The Regular membership fee includes electronic
access to the Society's journal NeuroImmunoModulation. (The
Premium membership fee includes electronic journal access
and the paper copy.) Regular/Premium members are eligible
to vote and hold office in the Society. To apply for Regular
membership status, please submit the Membership Application
together with the appropriate payment (options on the application
- Retiree Membership is available to those
investigators (current and new members) who have retired
from their full time positions. Retired investigators who
are applying as new members should submit a completed Membership
Application and payment to the address indicated below.
Retiree members are eligible to vote and hold office in
the Society. (Discounted electronic and paper copy access
to the journal is available, but is not included in the
basic Retiree membership fee.)
- Student/Post Doc Membership is available
to individuals enrolled in doctoral programs at degree granting
institutions, and to post-doctoral fellows (up to three
years post-graduate eligibility). In addition to the completed
Membership Application and CV, two letters of recommendation
from faculty or research advisors, and payment should be
submitted to the Executive Director. Student members are
not eligible to vote or hold office in the Society. (Discounted
electronic and paper copy access to the journal are available
but are not included in the basic Student membership fee.)
Upon submission of a letter to the Executive Director attesting
to the completion of your training, you may be automatically
upgraded to Regular membership status.
- Sponsoring Membership is available to
any individual, business, or foundation that chooses to
support the work of the Society with a significant (tax
deductible) financial contribution. All discount benefits
accorded Regular members apply to as many as three individuals
under a Sponsoring Membership; however, Sponsoring Members
are not eligible to vote or hold office in the Society.
Those interested in this category of membership should contact
the Executive Director at the address below.
Application Procedure: Please
forward a completed Membership Application
(which lists the various fees) with payment at the desired
level using the Send Form Electronically
button on the form. Mail or fax any supporting information
(brief CV if desired, documentation of student/Post-doctoral
status if relevant) by mail to the Executive Director.
Jeannine A. Majde-Cottrell, Ph.D.
Executive Director, ISNIM
P.O. Box 41269
Arlington, VA 22204-8269, USA
Fax: (1) 703-521-3462