Membership Qualifications

Please note that membership in the Society is not linked to the possession of any degree or contingent upon belonging to some other organization.

AS&S Fellowship is conferred upon any individual who has shown noteworthy achievement as an original investigator in a field of pure or applied science or engineering, and or has taken a deep participatory role in societal causes in the advancement of science and technology. An individual who has shown noteworthy achievement as an original investigator in a field of pure or applied science is eligible for election to the Fellowship. This noteworthy achievement must be evidenced by publication as the primary author (defined in the manner appropriate to the discipline) on at least two different articles published in a refereed journal, patents, or refereed monographs. Dissertations and theses alone are not considered sufficient for demonstration of this achievement and must be accompanied by at least two other publications.

AS&S Membership is available to any individual who has, through initial research achievement in the filed of pure or applied science and has taken steps to further science & society and has, shown an aptitude for research. An individual who has conducted independent investigation and written a report concerning their research is eligible for election to the Membership. This initial research achievement can be in a field of pure or applied science. The individual is expected to later achieve the requirements for Fellowship. Nominators are attesting to the nominee’s potential to be promoted to Fellowship in the future. Membership is offered to encourage young investigators with promise to continue careers in research.

AS&S Associate-ship is available to an individual who has been identified by an AS&S member or Fellow who show potential in the advancement of science & society. Please see the Qualification for membership for more information. Students and non-students follow the same review process.

Individuals who were previously elected as an Associate Member and who now meet the requirements for Full Membership can apply for Promotion to Full Membership and Fellowship.

Non-discrimination Policy:

Association of Science & Society DOES NOT discriminate against candidates for election to membership on the basis of race, Colour, class, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability.