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Membership Categories

Every membership category has access to all AAPS member benefits and possesses full voting rights according to the association’s bylaws.


Professionals actively employed in industry, academia, government, consulting, or other research institutes. 

Full-time Graduate/Undergraduate Student 

Full-time undergraduate or graduate students. Student status must be verified by dean or department chair. 

Retired Emeritus 

An AAPS retired member with at least 25 years of membership and over 70 years old. Individuals that meet these qualifications are awarded a complimentary, lifetime member status and a complimentary registration for one meeting per year. Email [email protected] to verify eligibility and to enroll.

Post-Doctoral Fellow 

Has been awarded or has completed the requirements for a doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., Pharm.D., etc.) or foreign equivalent and has been awarded a Fellowship or Traineeship or equivalent support (such as appointment in postgraduate research) for studies at the postdoctoral level.


Professionals who have retired from full-time employment in industry, academia, government, consulting, or other research institutes. 

Member Benefits

Learn more about how to make the most of your AAPS membership.

AAPS members have access to year-round virtual and in-person learning opportunities for every stage of the drug development continuum and career. 
  • AAPS Salary Survey is the only salary report focused on pharmaceutical scientists.
  • AAPS Newsmagazine offers current science, news, career advice, and more.
  • Peer-reviewed journals cover the breadth of pharmaceutical science.
  • Workshops provide in-depth learning with scientists who share similar goals and challenges.
  • Webinars bring insights and research from across the pharmaceutical sciences. Plus, members have free access to our archived webinar library!
  • eCourses are on-demand, comprehensive online programs taught by leaders in the field that provide the convenience of self-paced learning.
  • Weekly eChalk Talks offer a short talk, a few questions, and a little camaraderie. You can learn something new every week!
  • Signature conferences—PharmSci 360, National Biotechnology Conference (NBC), and Summer Scientific Forum—bring pharmaceutical scientists together to discuss and share the latest research.
  • Access to member-only Career Strategy eBook

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Membership Categories and Annual Dues

Professionals employed or affiliated with industry, academia, government, consulting, or other research institutes who wish to access available AAPS membership benefits can register online. AAPS is unable to accept electronic fund transfers for membership payments.

One Year Two Year
Regular Member $210 $420 $399
Full Time Graduate/Undergraduate Student* $50 $100 $95
Postdoctoral Fellow* $50 $100 $95
Retired Member $70 $140 $133
*AAPS conducts regular audits of students and postdoctoral fellows and may, at any time, contact these individuals to request verification of their eligibility. Continued eligibility is based on an individual’s ability to provide suitable documentation.

Failure to provide such documentation, may result in the cancellation of their membership.


Attention partners: Interested in having a group of employees from your company join AAPS? Contact Business Development Director Erik Burns at [email protected].

AAPS Membership Cancellation Policy

AAPS membership cancellations received within 30 days of the payment date are eligible to receive a full refund. Cancellations received after the stated deadline are not eligible. Cancellation requests must be sent in writing by email to [email protected].

Please note, AAPS membership is non-transferable and this offer is not valid if you have taken advantage of discount member pricing for an AAPS meeting, workshop, or eCourse during your current membership term.

Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment, or if the member paid by check, a refund check will be issued to the original payer.

Our Members


Chinmay Shukla, Ph.D.

Clinical Pharmacology Scientific Lead, U.S. FDA

“I joined AAPS as a graduate student. My research was based on microdialysis, and I immediately joined the microdialysis focus group, which at the time was the only official one of its kind in the world. As a young scientist and AAPS member, I was able to connect with leading scientists from all over the world in my field of research and learn from them.”


Stephanie Pasas-Farmer, Ph.D.

BioData Solutions, Inc.

"The emphasis on career and professional development for the upcoming 2018 annual meeting and beyond is key for individuals at all stages of their career. In these current changing times in the biopharma industry, these types of programming will be a key way to differentiate one from other candidates for new job opportunities."


Kevin Litwiler, Ph.D.

OnKure Therapeutics

“I’ve been a member of AAPS for more than a decade. I have never outgrown my membership, as I thought I might earlier in my career. Instead, I’ve drawn on different AAPS resources and opportunities as my knowledge, experience and needs have evolved. I’ve told people for many years now that I found a home with AAPS; I expect that AAPS will continue to be an important part of my professional life.”