About SDB membership
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2014 Online Membership Renewal
2014 Membership Renewal Form (pdf)
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New Online Membership Application
Paper Membership Application (pdf)
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Why should I join the SDB?
You should join the SDB to become part of an energetic and dedicated community that is working for the advancement of the field of developmental biology. The SDB provides personal contacts in the field, research links, education ideas, career advice, and a voice in national policy-making decisions among its many activities and programs.
What are the benefits of SDB membership?
- Member of an international group (>2000) of excellent and enthusiastic developmental biologists!
- Free online subscription to Developmental Biology, the Society journal with full membership. This subscription provides access to pdfs from the first issue to the current one. Discounted member rate for printed version; SDB appointed Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board.
- SDB annual and regional meetings. The annual SDB meeting is a large meeting that is international in scope and held at changing locations in the US, and sometimes in Canada or Mexico. Half of the speakers in concurrent sessions are selected from submitted abstracts. Workshops focus on new technologies, career development and education strategies. The regional SDB meetings are smaller and provide additional opportunities for participation by students and postdocs.
- Reduced registration fees for the SDB annual meeting.
- Eligibility for short talks; Postdoc and student travel awards; Student best poster competition (1st prize=trip to the British SDB meeting); Teaching faculty travel grants for teaching faculty at undergraduate institutions or in departments focusing on undergraduate education; New Faculty Boot Camp
- Reduced registration fees for SDB regional meetings (6-8 per year). Eligibility for best presentation awards = $1,000 travel awards to present winning paper at the SDB annual meeting. The regional meetings are more and are held in the eight regions.
- SDB membership at the International Society of Developmental Biologists (ISDB)
- Newly revised SDB web site: This site is designed to provide a communication hub for research and education in developmental biology. Members may have links to their lab websites, and may include relevant authored/edited book listings on the SDB website. You will find a repository of images, resources and web links essential to the field at all levels. Members will have the opportunity to work together with dedicated experts to improve and maintain the web site. If you are a member and want to participate in this effort contact us to volunteer.
- Non-SDB meeting grants: SDB members who organize a meeting of broad interest to the developmental biology community (national or international) are eligible to apply for competitive grants to help defray meeting expenses.
- Discounted subscription rates to other journals
- SDB membership in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) provides members a voice in policy-making decisions regarding science policy and government agency funding of research. FASEB is our representation at important Congressional hearings. SDB has led policy-making discussions on topics of animal cloning and stem cell research (see below).
- FASEB membership and inclusion in FASEB directory (full and postdoctoral members only), access to FASEB career resources, eligibility to apply for awards of FASEB-MARC Program.
Who are the current members of the SDB?
Our membership includes developmental biologists at all stages of their careers from around the world students, postdocs, professors, and Nobel laureates. Our membership also includes people who care about developmental biology and who seek contacts in the field. The SDB membership continues to grow and now numbers >2000.
Why should I maintain my membership?
You should maintain your membership in the SDB, because the field of developmental biology relies on your active support.
FASEB activities of importance to SDB members:
- Federal funding for scientific research (NSF, NIH, DOE, NASA)
- Graduate and postdoctoral training
- Stem cell funding and legislation
- Teaching evolution in science classroom
- Animal use in research
- Foreign student visa issues
If you have questions about membership in the SDB, contact Ida Chow, Society for Developmental Biology, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3998, phone (301) 634-7815, fax (301) 634-7825, or e-mail email@example.com.