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Membership Categories and Dues
Any individual who is professionally engaged in or associated with the geophysical sciences may become an AGU Member.
Dues: $50 per year
Individuals who desire identification with AGU and wish to support its objectives but do not meet the Member qualification may join AGU as Associate Members. These individuals enjoy the benefits of AGU membership but may not vote or hold office.
Dues: $50 per year
Students enrolled in at least a half-time degree-granting program for the current year may become a Student Member at a discounted rate. Student status must be confirmed each year by a faculty member.
Dues: $20 per year
Life membership is available to any individual who qualifies as an AGU Member, and chooses to make a one-time membership dues payment.
Dues: Life Members submit a one-time payment based on age. See chart below for details:
Individuals who are interested in converting their regular membership status to Life Member should contact the AGU Member Service Center (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Supporting membership is available to anyone making a contribution to the Voluntary Contribution Campaign of $120 or more. As a Supporting Member you pay regular dues plus the Supporting Member contribution for the category you select. You may choose to direct up to half of your Supporting Member contribution to one or more of the special funds. Become a Supporting Member by making a gift.
AGU has established and administers two membership grant programs, as follows:
- The Berkner Membership Program provides free, three-year memberships to individual scientists in countries striving to develop their geophysical sciences, often under the burden of low gross national product. See qualifying country list.
- The Lend-A-Hand Program allows Members to help their colleagues in countries with currency restrictions or low exchange rates. Through a gift of $100, Members provide a scientist with the full benefits of AGU for two years. Members may also donate AGU journal subscriptions. Donations may be made for a specific recipient or to fund individuals who lack sponsors. See qualifying country list.