Joining AGU is easy and affordable. As a member you will connect with nearly 60,000 individuals worldwide dedicated to galvanizing the geophysical sciences.
AGU membership is based on the calendar year, any membership payments received before or on 14 October will be applied towards memberships expiring on 31 December of that year. Membership payments received after on or after 15 October will be applied towards memberships in the following calendar year.
Any individual who is professionally engaged in or associated with the Earth and space 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.
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 2019 Berkner Membership Program has been fully subscribed and we are no longer accepting applications for the program in 2019.
- 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.
Cancellation and Refund Policy for Memberships and Subscriptions
All sales of AGU memberships and subscriptions are final. However, if you purchased a membership or subscription in error on our website, you have one month from the date of purchase to request the cancellation of the transaction in order to receive a refund. Please contact the Member Services Center in writing at Service@agu.org to request the cancellation of your membership or subscription.