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 won 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