We have three categories of membership:

Student Membership Student Membership

Open to undergraduate or postgraduate students 

Early Career Scientist Membership Early Career Scientist Membership

Eligible if you have graduated with a PhD and if no more than 5 years have passed since your graduation. Career breaks will be taken into consideration.  

Full Membership 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 Ph.D.) 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
Student £22 £56 £93
Early career scientist £33 £84 £140
Full* £63 - £267

Applicants for full membership from Eastern Europe and Africa can apply for a discounted membership fee. However, you will not be eligible for student or early career scientist benefits, for example, access to grants. The fees for Eastern Europe and Africa Applicants 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.


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*Membership is non-refundable