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Early Career Membership*

Your Benefits Include:

  • A direct connection to a community of 5,000 plant pathologists worldwide
  • Job placement services
  • Opportunities through the Early Career Professionals Committee​
  • Updates on members and the society through free bi-weekly e-mail News Capsules, and the monthly member newsletter, Phytopathology News 
  • Significant Early Career discounts on the annual meeting​, focused meetings, and conferences
  • Eligibility for APS Foundation awa​rds such as the Schro​th Faces of the Future Award
  • Full access to the online member directory and online communities; access to member-only areas of the APS website
  • Membership discounts and opportunities in your regional division
  • Discounts to subscribe to the journals​, either in print or online
  • A discount on all APS PRESS​​ purchases 
  • Discounted rate on publishing in all journals
  • The opportunity to lead and shape APS by volunteering
  • Awards, honors, and opportunities for funding support
  • Opportunity to interact with sister societies through cooperative membership in the International Society of Plant Pathology and the Chinese Society for Plant Pathology​​
  • The satisfaction of knowing you are influencing the future of your profession

*APS defines Early Career status as any person working professionally, includ​ing those in a post doctorate position, and within 5 years​ of graduating with a bachelors, masters or doctorate degree. Early career membership status is available for 5 years total.


Beco​me a Member 


Download a PDF Application​ 


Questions? Contact APS Member Services, 1.800.481.2698 (in U.S.), +1.651.454.7250, or fill out the contact form​​. You can also request to have membership materials mailed to you.

Membership with APS is transferable upon request due to unexpected events, such as a job change, grant funding restrictions, etc. Transfer of membership to another individual includes the remainder of current term’s membership benefits. To find out more about transferring your membership please contact APS member services at +1.651.454.7250 or contact us​.​