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Members and Friend comparison

Compare the benefits and annual subscriptions for the different classes of Member and Friend.

Join as a Member or a Friend?

If your primary interest is in supporting us, attending our events with discounted tickets and receiving other occasional offers, consider joining us as a Friend of Royal Society Te Apārangi. Everyone can become a Friend.

If you’re actively working or studying (or have worked) in science, technology or humanities, we encourage you to apply to become a Member of the Royal Society Te Apārangi. 

Compare benefits and annual subscriptions

If you are unsure whether to join as a Member or a Friend, or which category of Membership suits you, view the table below for a comparison.

 

Membership classes (and subclasses)

Compare with

 

Professional

Professional Retired

Professional ECR

Associate

Associate Retired

Student

Friend

Annual subscription (membership fee)

$180

$45

$90

$120

$30

$30

$30

Access to online member portal

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Discount subscription rates to Society journals

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Invitations to regional events

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Invitations and early notification of lectures and other events

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Links to over 100 world research institutions and organisations worldwide

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Member-only e-newsletters

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Discount to ticket price for the Society’s lectures and other events (when available)

25%

25%

25%

15%

15%

15%

15%

Other occasional discounts and offers

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Participate in a discipline-based Electoral College

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Vote in Council elections

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Receive a copy of the annual review

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

May use the post-nominal initials MRSNZ

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

Lapel pin (membership badge)

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

Notification of papers on policy and emerging issues

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

May be considered for participation on expert panels

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

Participate in ECR Forum

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Information about Friends activities

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Access to electronic Friends Forum

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

I want to become a Friend, what's next?

 Great! Visit our online Friend sign up form to become a Friend today. 

I want to become a Member, what's next?

Great! Please read Details on becoming a Member for everything you need to know before you apply.