SfAM has 6 membership grades:
- Early career scientist membership is for those that are beginning their career in science, whether they are students, researchers, or new to the field.
- Full membership offers all of our member benefits (see Reasons to join SfAM).
- International membership is for those that reside outside of the UK.
- Associate membership is for those with an interest in microbiology, but do not need access to all of our member benefits.
- Life membership is a special membership grade that can be applied for by written application to the society.
- Fellowship is awarded to scientists and public figures who have made an outstanding contribution to microbiology and the way we, the public, percieve it. Fellowship is awarded by invitation only.