Join UAN

UAN applications and renewals for the 2014-15 school year will be accepted starting September 1, 2014.  The chapter renewal/application deadline is December 5, 2014.  

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

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

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

Individual Student Members Interested in the UAN: 
If an individual ASBMB student member at an institution that does not have a faculty advisor or a UAN Chapter wishes to start a UAN, please contact for assistance in starting a new chapter.

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

MSI-UAN Partnership Program
This program is a collaboration between the ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee (MAC) and Undergraduate Affiliates Network Committee (UAN) to encourage the establishment of UAN chapters at Minority Serving Institutions (MSI). The program requires that an existing UAN chapter (mentor institution) forms a partnership with a MSI that is interested in establishing a new UAN 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 UAN faculty advisor will serve as a mentor to the faculty advisor of the MSI-UAN as the new chapter develops and gets organized. To learn more about the MSI-UAN Partnership Program, go to


Questions regarding UAN can be addressed to




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