Student Membership 

Membership Dues

Online membership to the Society for Cryobiology, valued at $120, is free with proof of student enrollment.
Membership includes full text access to Cryobiology online.

Membership Benefits

  • Free online access to all Cryobiology issues 1995 - current (save $36 per article)
  • Free online access to all issues of Applied Thermal Engineering 1996 - current (save $36 per article)
  • Option to buy a hard copy print subscription to Cryobiology (available exclusively to Members)
  • Substantially reduced Annual Meeting registration fees (save up to $325)
  • Reduced Price Job Postings to the Society's Job Board/Zip Recruiter (save up to $100 per job)
  • Access to member-only forums, document library, and archive of annual meeting documents
  • Access to Member Directory
  • Monthly Member Newsletter
  • Option to participate in Society governance through the Board of Governors, Committees, and Working Groups
  • The right to vote in all Society for Cryobiology Elections
  • Student Members benefit additionally from eligibility to enter the annual Student Awards and Travel Grants

Student Member Eligibility

Student membership is available to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree.  During their application, students must provide "proof of enrollment" at a university. The Society for Cryobiology will accept the following:

  • Student ID card, in ENGLISH, with EXPIRATION DATE and UNIVERSITY clearly visible  OR
  • Screenshot or printout of current/future class enrollment, in ENGLISH (e.g. from your university online portal) OR
  • Student declaration form, PRINTED, SIGNED and STAMPED by the University supervisor

Applications or renewals that do not submit one of the approved "proof of enrollment" will NOT be processed. 

Note - Post-doctoral Fellows who have completed their PhD should apply or renew as an individual member


New applicants require sponsorship by a current society member in good standing. If you do not know a member of the society to act as your sponsor the society secretary will review your application form and act as your sponsor. 

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Student Members on Membership

Zoran Marinović, Szent István University, Hungary - Student MemberZoran Marinovic pictured with Society President, Dayong Gao
"My name is Zoran Marinović and I am a PhD student at Szent István University, Hungary. I became a student member of the Society in late 2016. My main motivation for becoming a student member was the opportunity to be engulfed in a community of like-minded researchers who deal with topics similar to mine. As this was the first time I was a part of such community, I did not know what to expect, however, at the CRYO2018 meeting in Madrid I realized that the Society was more like a family with each member being eager to gather again and exchange new scientific ideas and opinions. Long-time members were also very welcoming and open towards the new members, especially the enthusiastic and interested student members. 

As a student member I was able to apply for a Travel Grant to attend the annual meeting. Additionally, I had the opportunity to compete for the Society’s prestigious Peter L. Steponkus Crystal Award for Best Student Oral Presentation, which I won in 2018. Besides having the honor of being one of the best student presenters at the conference, I was also awarded a generous honorarium that I decided to spend on my further scientific development."

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