Are you interested in virology? You can join ASV and reap many benefits. These include reduced meeting registration, free job posting, and reduced publication costs at affiliated journals.

Membership Types

Membership is open to qualified individuals who are actively involved in virology research, teaching, or administration.

Both Associate and Student memberships require this verification letter (click to download) be signed to verify position and status in the laboratory.

To be qualified for regular (full) membership, an individual should be at least three years past their professional degree (Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M., M.S. or equivalent experience), and be actively involved in virology research (including basic, applied, and clinical sciences), teaching, or scientific leadership / policy related to virology.

Annual Dues: $150

Associate membership is for degree holding individuals and all individuals with undergraduate degrees, that are actively involved in virology research and/or teaching as postdoctoral associates, research staff, or clinicians involved in veterinary or human health.

Annual Dues: $45

Student membership is for graduate, undergraduate, or post-baccalaureate students interested in virology while enrolled in an academic program.

Annual Dues: $20

To qualify for Lifetime Membership, you must have been a Full Member of ASV for a minimum of five (5) years. You may then upgrade to Lifetime Member by renewing your membership online at the one-time rate.

One-time fee: $2,000

Any member of the Society in good standing (current years dues paid) who has retired from active employment because of disability, eligibility for retirement, or age, may, upon written request to the ASV Secretary-Treasurer and approval by the Council, be classified as a member Emeritus. Members Emeriti shall pay no membership fees or other assessments and shall retain all of the rights and privileges of full dues-paying members. 

Why Join ASV?

Provide support for and participate in the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Virology

At the meeting you can:

  • Learn about cutting-edge research in virology
  • Interact with other scientists interested in virology
  • Job network
  • Attend educational and career development workshops
  • Develop leadership and presentation skills
  • Earn travel grants and other awards
Participate in other activities of the American Society for Virology
Benefit from ASV affiliations with virology journals
  • Receive reduced publication costs with our affiliated journals
  • Receive reduced journal subscription costs to AIDS


Applications for membership should be made online by clicking the "ASV Membership Application" button, below. This application form should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae or NIH biosketch (for Full membership), or a letter or form documenting the individual’s position as postdoctoral associate, research staff, or student. Membership in the Society is not effective until payment of the annual dues is received.

Waived Membership Dues: Waived membership is available to applicants performing research activities in low to middle income countries as defined by Wellcome using criteria from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Pricing: Adjustments may be made for unique circumstances on a case by case basis.

Refund Policy: All transactions are final. In the event your application has been denied, or in the event of a billing error, a refund will be issued.

This will take you away from to a separate, secure site for the submission of NEW membership applications.


The Council may reinstate a former member upon such terms and conditions as it may deem appropriate. Reinstatement (without having to reapply for membership) is allowed only if the member is delinquent in the payment of dues for no more than 3 years (2 past years plus the current year) AND the member provides payment of the delinquent and current years dues. Members delinquent in the payment of dues for more than 2 years plus the current year must reapply for membership and submit the required documentation.


Any member may resign upon written notification to the Council, at [email protected], whereupon such resignation shall be considered effective immediately.

Expulsion or Suspension

The Council shall have the power, by a two-thirds vote of the entire Council, to suspend or expel any member for conduct prejudicial to the interest of the Society, provided that any such member shall have received at least thirty days' notice of the time and place of a hearing by the Council upon any charges of such conduct, together with a copy of the charges against such member, at which hearing such member shall have an appropriate opportunity to be heard; provided also Article VII, Section 3, of the By-Laws shall govern any expulsion of a member for non-payment of dues.


Katherine R. Spindler
University of Michigan Medical School
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
1150 West Medical Center Drive, 5635 Med Sci II
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5620
Telephone: 734-764-9686
Email: [email protected]

Andréa Garcia
Administrator to the Secretary-Treasurer; Email: [email protected]

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Kevin J. Sokoloski
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Louisville, School of Medicine
Tel: 734-764-9686
[email protected]


ASV 2024

June 24 - 28, 2024

43rd Annual Meeting
The Ohio State University
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, Ohio

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