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2019 Membership Application & Renewal


GSA membership is based on a calendar year. The membership term begins on January 1 and ends on December 31.

There are several membership term options available:

  • One year (now available for all membership categories)
  • Multi-year (now available for all membership categories)
  • GSA Automatic Renewal Program (new for all membership categories)


GSA also now offers the opportunity for individuals in a list of low-income and developing countries to benefit from a free membership.




Membership Categories & Fees




Fees & Membership Terms


1 year

2 years

3 years

Automatic Renewal
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Postdoc + NPA Membership
Joint membership in GSA and National Postdoctoral Association.
20% discount on joint membership





Graduate Student





Undergraduate Student





K-12/Community College Educator/
MSI Faculty

Individuals holding positions as teachers at K-12 schools, faculty at community colleges, and faculty employed at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) may select this membership category. Community colleges include institutions that fall under the Carnegie Foundation classification of Associate's Colleges (for-profit institutions are excluded). A list of types of MSIs and institutions that qualify as MSIs can be found at the US Department of Education.





Any person who has been a Regular Member of the Society for past five consecutive years and is fully retired is eligible for Emeritus membership. Emeritus members will be automatically renewed each year.




(need to complete membership form to initiate Emeritus status)

Developing Country
Any person who is a full-time resident of a low-income or least developed country (defined by the World Bank and/or United Nations) is eligible for a free GSA membership.






JOIN NOW or RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP to receive GSA membership benefits, including a personal subscription to the journal GENETICS, reduced publication fees for GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, and discounted registration fees at GSA Conferences. Only current members are eligible for GSA awards, to vote in Society elections, or serve on the GSA Board or committees. Once you join or renew, you may register for GSA Conferences at the member rate!

If you have NEVER been a GSA member, click New Member Application. If you can't recall your membership status, click Check Membership Status.



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  • Regarding Membership Status

  • Assistance in Completing the Form

Contact: Membership Department,

  • Technical Assistance

Contact: Hubert Zhang,