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The Royal Society of Biology (RSB) offers members unique opportunities to engage with the life sciences and share their passion for biology.    

Start your application to join us via our member's portal, mySociety.

All members can take advantage of the following benefits:

Additional benefits for associates (AMRSB), members (MRSB) and Fellows (FRSB):

  • Recognition as a professional biologist via exclusive post nominal letters
  • Opportunity to contribute to UK government policy work
  • Opportunity to achieve Chartered or Registered status through our professional registers
  • Opportunity to actively participate in committees and groups to strengthen your portfolio or CV
  • Invitations to Fellows’ lunches [FRSB only]
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance, via RSB Perks

How much does annual membership cost?

BioNet: £10
Student affiliate: £20
Affiliate: £75
Associate (AMRSB): £93 (One off application fee of £15)
Member (MRSB): £106 - £156 (Dependent on experience; one off application fee of £15)
Fellow (FRSB): £219 (One off application fee of £18)

Discounts of up to 50% are available* to those who are in full-time education, retired, unemployed or on a career break, as well as for members of an RSB Member Organisation. Staff at HUBS institutions are eligible for a 50% discount on the first two years of RSB membership.

*excludes BioNet and student affiliate grades

RSB members can save money via the RSB Perks discounts scheme

Savings calculator May 2024

1. This average member saving is based on a sample of savings calculator entries since 1st March 2024 with repeated entries and the top 20% removed. The average saving figure is correct as of 23rd March 2024.

Get in touch

Take our short quiz to find out which membership grade is right for you. If you have any questions, please see our FAQs or contact us at or on 020 3925 3441.

Being elected as an RSB member

The Royal Society of Biology's Council is responsible for electing new members, however our membership team will be able to provide guidance about which grade to apply for and what evidence you will need to include in your application.

Our membership elections take place each quarter on the 1st January, 1st April, 1st July and 1st October. To ensure your application is considered we must have received it no less than 7 days prior to the election date.

RSB & ITN Productions

In partnership with ITN Productions, we created a video to celebrate 10 years of the RSB: