Become a Member Today!

Joining AGU is easy and affordable. As a member you will connect with more than 61,000 individuals worldwide dedicated to galvanizing the geophysical sciences.

AGU membership is based on the calendar year, any membership payments received before 15 October will be towards memberships expiring on 31 December of that year.  Membership payments received after 15 October will be applied towards memberships in the following calender year.

Download the 2015 Membership Application or join online today!

AGU Member

Any individual who is professionally engaged in or associated with the geophysical sciences may become an AGU Member.

Dues: $50 per year

Associate Member

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

Student Member

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 Member

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:

Age Dues
Under 36 $1500
36–50 $1250
51–65 $1000
Over 65 $750

Individuals who are interested in converting their regular membership status to Life Member should contact the AGU Member Service Center.

Grant Programs

AGU has established and administers two membership grant programs, to request an application please contact the Member Service Center, eligibility details are 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.