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The ISAE membership year runs from 1 June to 31 May. We understand that when applying for membership, applicants like to hear the outcome as quickly as possible, especially if joining to take advantage of reduced member fees for conferences or for Applied Animal Behaviour Science. To make the application process run as smoothly as possible here are some tips to speed things up:
Your proposer and seconder should be people that you know and can confirm your professional interest in Ethology - they will be contacted and asked if they support your application. At least one of them should be a current member of ISAE
Your personal statement should be approximately 10 sentences long and detail your past and ongoing professional interest in Ethology. Click here to see an example.
In order to become a member of ISAE, your application needs to be approved by the ISAE council and we need to receive your membership payment. You will be contacted by the ISAE membership secretary once your application is approved, and then given 3 months to pay - after this period you need to re-apply.
We do not have a reduced membership fee for part of a year. Applicants who are approved and pay prior to 1 December pay for the current membership year (e.g. between now and 1 December 2012 pays for the membership year between 1 June 2012 and 31 May 2013). Applicants that pay between 1 December and 31 May receive complimentary membership for the current year, and the fee covers the following membership year (e.g. payment from 1 December 2012 to 31 May 2013 covers the remainder of the 12/13 membership year as well as the 13/14 membership year).
This does not apply to AABS subscription - payment at any stage within a membership year only covers access for that year. Back copies can be provided for hard copy subscription, but for online access the payment only covers up to 31 May.