2020 membership will open on October 18

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), founded in 1948, is the primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide. The Society's nearly 8,000 members include researchers, academicians, clinicians, laboratory practice professionals, genetic counselors, nurses, and others who have a special interest in the field of human genetics.

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2020 Membership Categories and Fees 
ASHG membership dues are on a calendar year basis (January 1-December 31) unless otherwise specified.

We are proud to announce new, reduced dues rates for ASHG members from developing countries starting in 2020. The dues structure is based on the World Bank Developing Country categories. Prices are automatically calculated in your purchase.

  • Members living and working in Category 1 Nations, defined as World Bank “low-income economies,” shall pay 10% of the dues for the appropriate membership category.
  • Members living and working in Category 2 Nations, defined as World Bank “lower-middle income economies,” shall pay 25% of the dues for the appropriate membership category.
  • Members living and working in Category 3 Nations, defined as World Bank “upper-middle income economies,” shall pay 50% of the dues for the appropriate membership category.

Membership Category

Full Price

Category 1

Category 2

Category 3

Regular Membership
Staff, faculty, clinicians, technicians, and other genetics professionals interested in research in human genetics or in issues pertaining to human genetics

$205 $20 $50 $100

Early Career Professional
Early-career genetics professionals who have completed training within the last three years are eligible for early-career membership

$65 $7 $16 $33
Resident/Clinical Fellow
Advanced-degree genetics professionals in training for clinical positions
 $55 $6 $14 $28
Postdoctoral Fellow
Advanced-degree genetics professionals working as postdoctoral fellows
 $55 $6 $14 $28
Graduate Student 
Students working toward a post-baccalaureate degree
 $55 $6 $14 $28
Undergraduate Student Membership 1 year
Students working toward a bachelor’s degree
$30 $3 $8 $15
Emeritus
Retired genetics professionals who have been ASHG members for the past 5 consecutive years
$0

Regular Membership

1 year
Regular (AJHG online access) Staff, faculty, clinicians, technicians, and other genetics professionals interested in research in human genetics or in issues pertaining to human genetics $190

Joint Membership with ESHG is available for the following additional fees:

  • Regular Member – add $91*
  • Trainee Member (Resident/Clinical Fellow, Postdoc, Graduate Student) – add $47*

    *these prices subject to change

To receive the print version of AJHG, add $40 to any member type (except for Emeritus, which will add $60).


ASHG Member Web Portal

With the ASHG Web Portal, members and meeting registrants will be able to easily and quickly:

  • Join/renew membership and retrieve your receipt
  • Update address and contact information
  • Manage email subscriptions
  • Register for upcoming meetings
  • Access Annual Meeting session webcasts
  • Submit member comment on genetics policy questions
  • And more!