About SSE Membership
Membership Benefits
Membership Types
Membership Fees
Global Membership Assistance Scheme (for researchers in lower GDP countries)
Member Login (access discount codes here)



The Society for the Study of Evolution has several options for membership. Our main area of expertise is in supporting professional scientists and their students, but we also encourage K-12, community college educators, and affiliated professionals to join us in our mission. Memberships are for a calendar year, January 1 – December 31. You may join and/or renew your membership online with a credit card or by mail. Come be part of a worldwide community that promotes the study of organic evolution!

Click here to renew your membership or join the Society. 

To join or renew by mail, please use this form: 2019 Mail-In Membership Form

Gift Memberships
You can now give a gift membership to a student for $10. This is a great way to introduce students to the Society for the first time. Gift memberships can also be purchased for colleagues in developing nations at the same low rate of $10. You can do this at the same time as your renewal or at a later date.

If you have any problems, please contact us at 



Benefits of SSE Membership

SSE members enjoy numerous benefits, including:

●    Eligibility to apply for a variety of awards to fund travel to the annual meeting and recognize exemplary efforts in evolutionary research, education, and outreach

●    Discounted registration fee for our joint annual meeting with the American Society of Naturalists and the Society of Systematic Biologists, where you can make connections, foster relationships, find your next job and share information & research with scientists and educators around the world

●    Professional development opportunities, such as sponsoring a symposium at the annual meeting, serving on a committee, running for SSE Council, or participating in educational outreach and mentorship activities

●    Access to online resources, webinars, and workshops by American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) through SSE’s professional affiliations


Additional discounts include:

●     Free online access to Evolution

●     40% discount on fees for OnlineOpen publication in Evolution

●     28% discount on fees for publication in Evolution Letters, a new Open Access journal

●     30% discount on fees for publication in Evolution Letters for members of both SSE and ESEB

●     10% discount on fees for publication in Ecology and Evolution

●     20% discount on fees for publication in Evolutionary Applications

●     25% discount on purchases from the Wiley-Blackwell website

●     30% discount on purchases from the MIT Press website

●     30% discount on purchases from the Princeton University Press

To learn how to claim these discounts and access Evolution online, log in to the SSE site here.

*Members may purchase a print copy of the journal Evolution (12 issues delivered monthly) for $180.00.*


Your membership fees enable the SSE to invest in:

  • Over $100,000 US per year in grants, awards and prizes to evolutionary biologists at all career stages

  • Yearly subscriptions to cover costs of Dryad data archiving for authors of Evolution and Evolution Letters

  • Policy and advocacy work by financially supporting AIBS, AAAS, and NCSE

  • Professional development events (e.g., Diverse Careers, Diversity in Science) at the annual meeting

  • International symposia and workshops on evolutionary biology in developing countries

  • Outreach and education events at the annual meeting and beyond through our support of the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action


Membership Types

Regular Member: Any person who is a professional in the field and does not fit into the categories below.  
Postdoc Member: Any member who is either holding or transitioning from/to a current postdoctoral position, or has completed a PhD no more than 8 years earlier and does not hold a permanent position. 
Student Member: Any full-time (degree-seeking) student who submits an application. 
Emeritus Member: Professional who is now retired.
K-12 Educator: K-12 teachers interested in evolution and our mission. 
Family Members:
 Members of the families of one of the member types above. Family members have the same privileges as other members except they share one copy of all publications and/or mailings from the Society. Can only be purchased in addition to another membership type. Fee: $5 per year 
Life Membership: Purchase a lifetime membership, including online access during your lifetime with no need to renew each year. Fee: $1,000 
Gift Membership: Current members may purchase one-year gift memberships for students for $10. Purchase gift memberships here.

***Researchers from lower-income countries may be eligible for free or reduced discounts through the SSE Global Membership Assistance scheme. See below for more details.***

Membership Fees

SSE now offers multi-year memberships. Sign up for a 2-year membership to receive a 10% discount, or a 3-year membership to receive a 20% discount. 

Type 1-year membership 2-year membership 
(10% discount)
3-year membership 
(20% discount)
Regular $50.00 $90.00 $120.00
Postdoc $35.00  $63.00  $84.00
Student $25.00   $45.00 $60.00
Emeritus $20.00   $36.00 $48.00
K-12 Educator $20.00  $36.00  $48.00
Family Member $5.00 $10.00 $15.00

Lifetime memberships can be purchased for $1,000.00.


SSE Global Membership Assistance Scheme

The SSE is delighted to be able to launch a new Global Membership Assistance (GMA) scheme, to offer free or 50% reduced SSE membership fees, to researchers from lower income countries.

  • SSE launches this scheme with the aim of welcoming and promoting global participation.
  • New GMA members will be offered access to the Evolution e-journal and will have the same privileges as regular SSE members.
  • MSc students, PhD students, and Post-Doctoral Researchers must provide a supporting email from their supervisor
  • This supporting email should be sent to: Please include “GMA request” in the subject line.
  • It should include the following information about the person requesting membership assistance:
    • full name
    • email address
    • current institutional affiliation and
    • current professional status
    • type of membership requested (regular, postdoc, student, emeritus, educator or family)
  • Applicants will then be supplied by email with a membership code and further instructions on how to apply for their GMA.


Membership type

Standard, 1-year membership

50% membership fee reduction for group 2 countries

Membership for group 1 countries

















K-12 / Educator




Family Member




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