Being a member of the Society
The Society for the Study of Human Biology (SSHB) is a learned society whose objectives are the general advancement and promotion of research in the biology of human populations in all its branches, including human variability and genetics, human adaptability and ecology, and human evolution. The SSHB is a registered charity and a full organisation member of the Royal Society of Biology – the leading professional body representing many of the learned societies and other organisations making up the diverse landscape of the biological sciences, as well as thousands of individuals.
Benefits of being a member:
- Discounts in registration fees for events organised by the Society (e.g., SSHB’s annual symposium)
- Being eligible to apply for the SSHB’s funding schemes, which run yearly – see details at www.sshb.org/funding-grants/
- Access to all issues of the Society’s official journal, the Annals of Human Biology, which are not open access before 2023
- 10% discount in the publication fees for articles accepted in the Annals of Human Biology
- Opportunity to disseminate your work via our Twitter feed, in liaison with our Social Media Officer
Types of membership and fees:
- Full membership (e.g., for postdoctoral researchers, faculty members) – £30 per year. Fees are due after confirmation that membership application was accepted, and then in January of each subsequent year.
- Student membership (e.g., for Masters and PhD students) – £15 for the duration of their studies. Fees are due after confirmation that membership application was accepted.
- Retired membership (e.g., for retired academics or professionals from relevant trusts/research institutions) – £1 symbolic per year. Fees are due after confirmation that membership application was accepted, and then in January of each subsequent year.
To apply to become a member please click the “Membership signup” button below.