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Membership Information


SMI membership is open to all immunologists, physicians, biochemists, dentists, veterinarians, and other scientists who conduct research in or who have an interest in mucosal immunology.

  • Discounted event and conference registration
  • Exclusive networking, leadership, and training opportunities
  • Free job postings in the SMI career center Access to Mucosal Immunology, the premier journal in the field
  • Reduced page and color fees for papers submitted to Mucosal Immunology
  • Access to the SMI membership directory for connecting with colleagues
  • 20% off Principles of Mucosal Immunology, the official SMI textbook

Become a member

SMI Membership at a Glance


85 Members


North America:
521 Members


166 Members


South America:
30 Members


30 Members


5 Members

Membership Types

  1-Year Membership 2-Year Membership 5-Year Membership
Regular Membership (Print & Online Journal included) $200 $360 $810
Student/Trainee Membership (Print and Online Journal included) $65 $120
Student/Trainee Membership (Online Journal Only) $45 $80
Scientists from Under-Represented Countries (Print and Online Journal included) $55 $99 $245
Scientists from Under-Represented Countries (Online Journal Only) $35 $63 $155
Emeritus Membership $55 $99 $245
Early Career Investigator (Online Journal Only) $100
Add-On Lab Group Membership (Online Journal Only) Variable, by Membership Category Variable, by Membership Category Variable, by Membership Category


  • New Members: New applicants must upload their CV/resume at the time of application. If the potential member is unable to provide their CV/resume, please contact the SMI Membership & Marketing Manager at (414) 359-1650.
  • Regular Membership: Anyone who is currently working in the field of Mucosal Immunology. A doctoral degree is not required for membership in SMI.
  • Student/Trainee Membership: Anyone who is considered a student in any capacity (i.e. graduate student, post-doc, currently in training, etc.) is eligible for student/trainee membership.
  • Scientists from Under-Represented Countries: Individuals who are residing in under-represented countries are eligible for a reduced membership rate. These countries include, but are not limited to, Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, Estonia, Gambia, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Ukraine, Uruguay, and Vietnam. If you are a resident of a country that is not included on this list, please view this list of eligible countries (PDF) or contact us.
  • Emeritus Membership: Those who are retired from full-time employment and who have been members of SMI for at least 5 years are eligible for Emeritus membership.
  • Early Career Investigator Membership: Anyone who has progressed beyond the student/trainee phase is eligible for this membership category for up to three (3) years before transition to the regular membership category.
  • Add-On Lab Group Membership: Current SMI members classified as Regular, Early Career Investigator or Scientist from Under-Represented Countries may add up to 5 additional memberships for qualified student/trainee members from their lab at an additional cost. This may be doubled to allow for up to 10 trainees, with dues structure variable based on membership classification. For more information, including specific pricing for your lab, please contact SMI Membership Manager, Blake Manz, at


For more information about Individual Membership please contact Blake Manz, SMI Membership and Marketing Manager, at (414) 359-1123.

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