Join ASBMB Student Chapters

Chapter applications and renewals for the 2015-16 school year will be accepted starting September 1, 2015.  The chapter renewal/application deadline is December 11, 2015.  

Online Application and Renewal Portal
Download Online Application Instructions
How to Organize your Chapter

Membership Fee 
Student membership fees have been reduced to $10 per student or $100 per chapter for up to 10 members. 

Chapter Requirements 
All chapters must be sponsored by a faculty adviser who is a regular active member of the ASBMB. This adviser will be the primary contact for the chapter's activities. The sponsoring adviser may identify student members and submit annually an online membership application/renewal and a fee of $100 (for up to 10 students). A minimum of 5 students are required to receive full chapter member benefits. Additional student members may be added throughout the year at $10 per student (above 10).   

Individual Student Members Interested in Student Chapters: 
If an individual ASBMB student member is at an institution that does not have a faculty adviser or a chapter, please contact for assistance in starting a new chapter.

Multiple Chapters at a Single Institution:
Universities with distinctly different departments wishing to have more than one chapter within the institution must submit a request for approval by ASBMB and the Student Chapters Committee prior to submitting applications and membership fees. Please submit such requests to  

MSI Partnership Program
This program is a collaboration between the ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee (MAC) and Student Chapters Committee to encourage the establishment of chapters at Minority Serving Institutions (MSI). The program requires that an existing chapter (mentor institution) forms a partnership with an MSI that is interested in establishing a new chapter for three consecutive years.  The MSI may be located in any part of the U.S., and is not limited to the region within which the mentor institution resides. It is the hope of the ASBMB that this initiative will serve as a platform whereby young scientists from groups typically under-represented in the molecular life sciences will learn about and engage with the work of the society.  It is our expectation that the existing chapter faculty adviser will serve as a mentor to the faculty adviser of the partnership as the new chapter develops and gets organized. To learn more about the MSI Partnership Program, please click here

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