Membership

The SANS membership is a one (1) year term and runs from August 1 to to July 31 each year. SANS is open to all scientists, principal investigators, post docs and students from around the world.

Member Benefits

Reduced registration rates

Members have the ability to register for the Annual SANS Conference at reduced registration fees. Visit our Conference Page to find out more.

Interact with the community

As a SANS member you’ll have opportunities for professional development, networking and sharing your science.

Post job opportunities

SANS members have the ability to post job opportunities.

Vote on society business

SANS members will have the opportunity to vote on society business.

Apply for Travel Awards

Members can submit applications for Travel Awards for the Annual Meeting.

Membership Fees

As of August 1, 2022, SANS has instituted the following annual membership fees. The current membership year will run from August 1, 2023 to July 31, 2024.

$185

~Faculty~
~Principal Investigator~

$85

~Postdoc~
~Graduate Student~

$55

~Undergraduate Student~
~Research Assistant~

How to purchase your SANS Membership

SANS Membership is now managed by Conference Manager 2.0, a membership management application that is also used by related organizations such as the Society for the Neural Control of Movement (NCM), the Canadian Association of Neuroscience (CAN), and Flux: The International Society for Integrative Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (FLUX). Because of this shared system, you may already have an existing account. Please review the instructions below carefully so as not to create duplicate user accounts.

Renew – Option 1

SANS has migrated to an updated Membership software, therefore your renewal process will be a little different this year. If you are a current member of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society, please click the button below. On the landing page select the “Forgot Password” link under the “Forgot Password” heading. Enter your current email related to your membership account, and you will be sent an email with instructions to reset your password. Once you have created your new password, you can log-in to your Conference Manager Dashboard. These credentials will also be required for submitting an abstract and registering for the conference.

The center tile of the dashboard will say Membership Enrollment – click the link that says, “Enroll Now”. Once you select the appropriate membership type, you will have the option to pay online with a VISA, Mastercard, American Express or Discover credit card via our secure payment processer. If you would prefer to pay via phone, fax, mail or electronic funds transfer, you will find the necessary information in the form.

Join – Option 2

If you are not a current member, please click the button below and create an account. On the landing page, select “create user profile” under the “New Users” heading. After you create your account, you will use your email, and new password to log into the system. These credentials will also be required for submitting an abstract and registering for the conference.

Once you have created your account, or logged in, you will be taken to your account dashboard. The center tile of the dashboard will say Membership Enrollment – click the link that says, “Enroll Now”. Once you select the appropriate membership type, you will have the option to pay online with a VISA, Mastercard, American Express or Discover credit card via our secure payment processer. If you would prefer to pay via phone, fax, mail or electronic funds transfer, you will find the necessary information in the form.

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    SANS Members Listserv

    The Social & Affective Neuroscience Society maintains a moderated listserv to facilitate communication and disseminate information about job openings, upcoming conferences, and other news of interest to the SANS community.

    Announcements may be emailed to 

    Subscription to the listserv will occur when an individual submits an abstract or registers for the conference.