Early career scientist membership

If you're still early in your journey into microbiology, then this is the membership type for you.

Our ECS Members are an integral and highly valued part of our Society. Early career scientists represent the future of applied microbiology. Supporting and highlighting their work is a core part of SfAM’s vision.

If you are based in the UK and identify as an early career scientist (or are still in full time education), then join now. SfAM's ECS members gain access to ECS-specific events (including the ECS Annual Research Symposium and workshops by Sense about Science), grants to aid with attending conferences, networking opportunities, and guidance from your peers at the same stage as you are.

ECS resources

Voice of Young Science

VoYS is a unique and dynamic network of early career researchers across Europe committed to playing an active role in public discussions about science.

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Everything an SfAM member could need at a glance.

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For students

Students of all ages will find useful info in this section.

ECS member annual rates

ECS membership

ECS undergraduate membership




SfAM's Early Career Scientists also have their own committee, dedicated to all matters ECS - including organising events for the ECS and making sure our ECS members have their say in how their society is shaped. If you are already an ECS member and are interested in joining the ECS committee, click here for more information, and click through the panel below to get to know your current ECS committee.