Affiliate membership

As an Affiliate Member, you will be enrolled in post-graduate studies or be in a junior post-doc position in a physiology, biomedical or life sciences discipline. The community includes those studying towards PhD or MD qualifications. You may join at any stage of your degree and can remain an Affiliate Member for up to five years after obtaining your highest degree. At the end of this period, we will invite you to upgrade your membership and become a Full Member of The Society in order to remain a Member and gain access to additional benefits. Affiliate membership costs £40. See our payment options for further information.

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All members are required to adhere to our Membership Code of Professional Conduct.

Members (all categories) on a career break or maternity leave are eligible for a one year waiver of the subscription fee from the date you notify us of these circumstances.  If this applies to you please write to us at You retain all your benefits of membership during this period. The Society may ask for evidence of your circumstances (i.e. MATB1).

Join for…

  • Free or discounted registration rates at most Society Meetings

  • Grant funding for travel (£500p.a.), courses, collaborative and outreach projects, and training

  • Free online access to The Journal of Physiology and Experimental Physiology

  • Quarterly Members’ magazine, Physiology News

  • Young Physiologists' Symposia – as a delegate or an organiser

  • 35% discount on Wiley books

  • Access to online networking

  • 50% reduced rate of membership of the Royal Society of Biology for the first two years

What do I need to do?

Click the Join Now button above; this will take you to the online application form. If you do not already have an online account with us, please create one using the e-guest login link. Once you have registered you will be taken through to the online application form.