We offer several different BGA memberships to fit the needs of our members (see membership types below).
All new and renewing members receive:
- Discounted registration rates at the BGA Annual Meetings;
- Access to the BGA membership roster;
- On-line access to the journal Behavior Genetics;
- The option to pay a $30 supplement to receive hard copies of Behavior Genetics.
Regular Members and Emeritus Members have the option to sign up for the auto-renew feature for membership renewals and dues. This feature is free to members, and it allows members to have their BGA membership automatically renewed on October 1st of each year. The credit card on file for the member will be charged, and the member will automatically receive the early dues fee (i.e., they will never pay late fees). An email will be sent to the member each year to notify him/her of the automatic dues renewal. Please note that this feature is not available to our Associate Members, as these members will change membership status (i.e., become Regular Members) over the course of their membership, with a corresponding change in fees and membership category.
BGA members can log in to their member account to renew their dues and access all of these benefits.
To become a BGA Member, you can visit the Become a Member page to submit a membership application. Please note that New Regular Members pay $100, and New Associate and Emeritus Members pay $50, for their first year of dues, regardless of when they join the organization. After that year, they will pay the membership rates that are listed below.
Types of memberships
Regular Members are persons who are engaged in teaching and/or research related to behavior genetics and who subscribe to the purposes of the association. Membership dues for this category are $100 if paid by December 1st, $120 if paid between December 1st and January 1st, and $140 if paid after January 1st. Applications for regular membership and payment for current dues should be sent to the BGA Treasurer.
A student in good standing at a recognized college or university may apply for Associate Membership. Membership dues for this category are $50 if paid by December 1st, $70 if paid between December 1st and January 1st, and $90 if paid after January 1st. When an Associate Member completes her/his professional degree, she/he should alert the BGA Membership Chair, Julie Grant, to change their membership status.
Retired members of the association are officially identified as Emeritus Members, after their notification to the BGA Membership Chair, Julie Grant that they have retired. Membership dues for this category are $50 if paid by December 1st, $70 if paid between December 1st and January 1st, and $90 if paid after January 1st.