International membership

We offer slightly different membership options catered to those who live outside of the UK.

You are eligible to apply for international membership if you reside outside of the United Kingdom. As a member you join a prestigious community that has a powerful voice in raising the profile of applied microbiology. Together we can ensure the applications of microbiology have an impact on the global challenges and issues that are important to us all.

Each year the Society for Applied Microbiology also awards a large number of grants to our International Members to support further education, public engagement, and the presentation of research. The Society also provides assistance for International Members from overseas to attend SfAM meetings and conferences. SfAM grants are designed to help a more diverse, international community gain access to educational and professional opportunities in microbiology beyond the United Kingdom.

International member resources
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SfAM international

SfAM has members in over 70 countries around the world.

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Everything an SfAM member could need at a glance.

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International capacity building fund

The purpose of the International Capacity Building (ICB) Fund is to provide resources to enhance education and training of applied microbiology in developing countries.

International member annual rates

The annual dues for International Members are priced according to World Bank economy tiers. For those outside the UK (includes all member benefits), membership is £60 per year, If you are based in a lower, lower-middle or middle income country (as defined by the World Bank here), we offer a discounted rate of £5, £30 or £45 respectively.  

International membership £60
International membership (middle income country) £45
International membership (lower-middle income country) £30
International membership (lower income country) £5


Binod Rayamajhee
As a microbiologist from Nepal, I have benefited greatly from SfAM International Membership. I was welcomed into a vibrant community of academics and friends that have supported and encouraged me in many invaluable ways.

Binod Rayamajhee

National College (Tribhuvan University), Kathmandu, Nepal