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Several different levels of membership are available on one, two, or three year terms. We invite scholars and students from all fields to join the Society and participate in the many programs it offers.

Please note that the SSSR membership year is January 1 through December 31, no matter when you join or renew.

Membership Benefits

  • Receive an annual subscription to the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, available both in print and online.
  • Participate in the annual meeting with over 500 colleagues who share similar interests. Meeting registration is discounted for members.
  • Apply for the Society’s research grants, made possible by our Jack Shand Endowment, to support PhD-level and dissertation research.
  • Apply for International or Student Travel grants to attend the annual meeting.
Membership Type  1 Year   2 Year  3 Year
Regular* $60.00 $111.00 $165.00
Regular with International Discount $40.00 $76.00 $114.00
Student $30.00 $56.00 $84.00
Emeritus $40.00 $76.00 $114.00

*Discounts are available to unemployed, under-employed, and independent scholars. Please contact the executive office for more information.

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