Membership

Am I eligible to join GWIS?

You are eligible if you fit one of the following categories:

  • Bachelor’s degree holder who is currently conducting scientific research.
  • Bachelor’s degree holder who has past experience with scientific research.
  • All K-12 instructors.
  • Undergraduates studying a scientific discipline.

How do I join GWIS Madison?

Joining is as simple as completing an online registration form.

What does it cost to join GWIS Madison?

Annual dues vary based on who you are. Effective March 9 2017, prices are as follows:

  • Professional members: $85
  • Graduate students: $40
  • Early career: $65
  • Undergraduate/K-12 members: $15

Payment can be done online. Note that the dues structure has just changed, so if you look up dues on gwis.org they will appear different than listed here – however, the actual amount charged to you is what’s listed above.

How do I renew my membership?

If you are a current GWIS member, you should have received an email with login information (a username and password) for the members-only section of gwis.org. Log in and follow instructions to renew your membership, which can be paid online or by invoice.

Where do my dues go?

Most of what you pay as dues goes to the national GWIS organization, which provides them with funding to help support their fellowship, pay speaking fees for conference presenters, and cover administrative costs.

The rest of the dues provides the Madison chapter with funds that can be used to support the chapter’s activities, such as buying food and supplies for chapter events or giving back in the form of scholarships.

 

If you’d like to get updates on current goings-on in the chapter, you can always join our listserv – you’ll get occasional emails from GWIS Madison Chapter once you’re subscribed. To do this, just fill out the short form on the right side of this page.