We have three categories of membership:

  • Student Membership: open to undergraduate or postgraduate students
  • Early Career Scientist Membership eligible if you have graduated with a PhD, and if no more than 5 years have passed since you graduated with a PhD. The 5 years post-Ph.D. will take into consideration career breaks.  
  • Full Membership eligible if you are a practising biologist, an academic or a researcher.

Students and early career scientists who want to join the SEB in order to apply for the CoB travel grant must:

  • apply for a multi-year membership only if you can show that you are eligible for this membership (i.e. your student/early career scientist status will not change before your membership expiry date).
  • If your status expires before the end of your multi-year membership (i.e. you graduate from your studies/ more than 5 years would have passed since you graduated from your PhD) you would not be eligible to apply for a multi-year membership and hence you would not be eligible to apply for the CoB grant.


  One year  Three years  Five years  Fifteen years 
Student   £22  £56  £93  -
 Early career scientist  £33  £84  £140  -
 Full*  £63  -  £267  £756

*Eastern Europe and Africa Applicants

Applicants for full membership from Eastern Europe and Africa applicants receive a discounted member fee. However, you won’t be eligible for student or early career scientist benefits, for example, access to grants. The fees are:

  • one year: £10
  • five years: £50.

We only consider the following countries in Eastern Europe: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine.