Member Types and Dues

Members of SOT are practicing toxicologists and scientists who work in academia, government, industry, and other sectors that support toxicology. Through their SOT membership, they have many opportunities to attend scientific meetings, collaborate with like-minded professionals, pursue continuing education opportunities, and engage in leadership activities at meetings, through committee services, and other special groups.

Membership Types, Eligibility, and Fees

Full Member

Full Members have a continuing professional interest in toxicology or a related science, have conducted and/or published original research in some aspect of toxicology, or a related field, and/or are generally recognized as experts in some aspect of toxicology.

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Associate Member

Associate Members are individuals who are engaged in professional scientific activities in toxicology or a related science.

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Postdoctoral Member

Postdoctoral researchers holding a PhD or equivalent doctorate (e.g. MD, DVM) with an interest in toxicology and are under the direction of a research mentor. This category of membership may be maintained for up to six calendar years.

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Graduate Student Member

Graduate Student Members with an interest in toxicology and are enrolled in a relevant professional graduate degree program, including those who are within a 12-month period following completion of the degree program.

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Emeritus Members

Emeritus Members are Full or Associate members of the Society who has maintained membership continuously for 40 years.

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Retired Members

Retired Members are Full or Associate members of the Society who has retired from active work in toxicology.

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Honorary Members

Honorary Memberships are awarded by the Society to persons who are not members of the Society in recognition of outstanding and sustained achievements in toxicology. Honorary members are not eligible to hold office or any elective position in the Society, but shall have all other nonvoting privileges of the Society in scientific proceedings. They do not pay dues.

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Special Dues Programs and Services

Members from Developing Countries

Reduced dues are available for members from developing countries.

Full and Associate Members
Includes an electronic subscription to Toxicological Sciences and one Special Interest Group membership and one Specialty Section membership.
$60
Postdoctoral and Student Members
Includes one Special Interest Group membership and one Specialty Section membership. Postdoctoral and Student Members also may qualify for a dues waiver through the Membership Dues Assistance Program.
$10
Add Ons for Postdoctoral and Student Members
Each Additional SOT Component Group Membership
 
$15
Toxicological Sciences Print Subscription $70

Membership Dues Assistance Program

SOT encourages membership from around the world and recognizes that toxicologists are active in areas of the world where even reduced SOT dues payments may present a technical challenge (e.g., mechanisms for fund transfers to the US may be costly or not available) or financial concern. SOT Council maintains funds for a Membership Dues Assistance Program for Student and Postdoctoral Members from countries on the SOT developing countries list. Applicants who request membership dues assistance on the SOT membership application form will receive a follow-up request for a letter explaining why it is difficult for them to pay SOT dues.

Dues Waiver Requests

To facilitate long-term member engagement, the Society grants dues waivers for two types of circumstances: temporary employment interruption and financial hardship. If you would like to request that your member dues be waived, please review the descriptions below in order to request the waiver applicable to your circumstance.

Dues Waiver for Temporary Employment Interruption
A Full or Associate SOT member in good standing whose employment is temporarily interrupted may apply for a waiver of dues for a one-year period. A dues waiver may be renewed for an additional year upon reapplication.

Eligible members desiring a dues waiver for temporary employment interruption must submit a written request to the SOT Executive Director that includes a description of the most recent employment history.

Dues Waiver for Financial Hardship
A Full or Associate SOT member in good standing whose circumstances have resulted in a significant financial hardship may receive one dues waiver for hardship reasons over their SOT membership lifetime. The cause of such financial hardship can be any significant circumstance beyond or in addition to unemployment. Hardship dues waivers are granted for a one-year period.

Eligible members desiring a hardship dues waiver for financial hardship must submit a written request to the SOT Executive Director that includes a description of the hardship’s nature or cause and duration.

Terms of Dues Waivers
Requests for all dues waivers—both those for temporary employment interruption and those for financial hardship—will be maintained confidentially and reviewed individually by the SOT Membership Committee for recommendation to SOT Council.

Members granted dues waivers will continue to receive Toxicological Sciences electronically, as well as other SOT publications, and will be permitted to submit abstracts and register for the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo at the member rate.