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We've made changes to our membership system

From September 2023, the Royal Society of Biology will be administering our membership services. This will not change your membership, but give us more functionality. Current members will have received an email regarding changes. For new members, follow the link below.

Please note - going forward, ERS membership will be activated on the 1st of the month only due to processing time

Benefits of Membership










Access to the BALR newsletter


Discounted registration for all BALR events


Discounted registration for BTS winter meeting

Discounted membership of the ERS (£30)

Opportunity to host 2/3 day summer conference at your institution with full financial support from the BALR


Opportunity to host a one day workshop on your subject of interest with full financial support from the BALR


Free advertising of available positions in your research team on BALR website, BALR twitter, BALR LinkedIand in the newsletter

Opportunity to write articles for the BALR blog

Members are eligible to apply for

  •          £750 Young Investigator Award at annual summer conference

  •          £750 Early Career Investigator Award at annual summer conference

  •          £250 Best Poster Prize at annual summer conference

  •          £750 travel awards to attend international conferences such as ATS and ERS

  •          £100 travel awards to attend BALR events and BTS winter meeting


Other benefits include

  •  The BALR will highlight members publications and press coverage on the BALR website  and social media

  •  BALR members can access researcher interviews/summaries in BALR newsletters and on the website

  •  BALR members will have opportunities to ‘blog’ about your research and engage with BALR on social media



Membership Fees

Full membership
Student membership (registered for a higher degree)
ERS membership add on
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