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Understand Membership

Membership in The New York Academy of Sciences means belonging to a vibrant community committed to propelling scientific discovery forward and inspiring the next generation of innovators. Within this community, you are connected to a vast network of colleagues and resources spanning the globe, enriching you with diverse perspectives. Our members possess a mutual determination to champion science for the betterment of humanity. If you share in our mission to advance scientific discovery, we invite you to join us as a member.

Core Benefits

Scientific Events, Symposia & Webinars

Access free or significantly discounted access to over 100 events and simulcast webinars annually.

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Gain unlimited online access to Annals.

Online Content

Enjoy free digital access historical publications including Transactions of the New York Academy of Sciences, the National Magazine Award-winning The Sciences (published from 1961-2001), and the New York Academy of Sciences Digital Archive, (encapsulating 200 years of the history and development of natural science).

Free Subscription to Nature or Scientific American

You can elect to receive a complimentary subscription to Nature or Scientific American (your choice!).1 Offered to Professional Members only.

Member Directory

Browse and connect with fellow members. Available exclusively to Academy Members.

Additional Benefits: Member Discounts

Wiley Publishing

Members are entitled to a 30% discount on books purchased via Wiley’s website. To take advantage of this offer, log in using your Membership username and password, visit Wiley’s site, and enter code SDP71 when purchasing.

Scientific American

Members receive a 20% discount off purchases of regular print & digital subscriptions to Scientific American.

NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Members can receive a 15% scholarship on any for-credit online course taken at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Details on eligible NYU Tandon programs and how to apply are available here.

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA)

Student members only receive a 20% discount on individual memberships to the NPA, a nonprofit organization that improves the postdoctoral experience through advocacy and education, resource development, and community-building.

Club Quarters Discount

Academy Members are entitled to special Member rates at Club Quarters, full-service hotels designed for sensible travelers in New York and around the world.

Academy Group Insurance Program

Our Members’ Insurance Program provides high-quality insurance plans at affordable rates. This quality collection of plans (featuring strong, long-established national insurance carriers) offers comprehensive coverage with extensive options that can be tailored to your needs and budget. For additional information please click here or call customer service at 1.800.556.7614.

Individual Memberships

Individual Academy membership is available to professionals and to students/postdocs 18 and over.

Professional Membership


Student Membership


*Save an additional $10 annual by purchasing a 2-year Membership. Non-US residents will be charged an international processing fee of $10/year.