Member Benefits

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There has never been a more important time to be a member of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS). SIRS is a recognized leader in promoting schizophrenia research aimed at identification, prevention, and treatment of those people with schizophrenia and other related disorders. SIRS membership provides the opportunity to join and network with fellow scientists from around the world to exchange the latest advances in biological and psychosocial research in schizophrenia. Your SIRS membership benefits your career as well as your profession — an invaluable investment in your future.

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Listen as SIRS Secretary, Paola Dazzan, chats with Gemma Modinos about the value of SIRS membership.

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SIRS Members Benefits allow you to:

Be Lifelong Learners and Stay Current

  • Reduced registration rates for Society-sponsored meetings
  • Attending the SIRS Congress as a member provides an unparalleled opportunity to network with members of the schizophrenia research community.
  • Member discount on submission for npj: Schizophrenia
  • Electronic subscription for Schizophrenia Research
  • Electronic subscription for Schizophrenia Bulletin
  • Members may purchase a print copy of Schizophrenia Bulletin yearly for $10.00 USD
  • Weekly emails with advanced online publications from npj: Schizophrenia, Schizophrenia Research and Schizophrenia Bulletin
  • Access to SIRS webinars and other educational presentations

Be Connected to Leaders and Colleagues

  • Committee membership opportunities
  • Only SIRS members can participate on committees
  • Quarterly newsletters
  • Visibility, mentorship, and networking opportunities

Be Recognized and Awarded

  • Research Award opportunities
  • Honorific Awards
    • Distinguished Service Award
    • Global Schizophrenia Award
    • Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Outstanding Clinical and Community Research Award
    • Basic Research Award
    • Translational Research Award
    • Research Excellence Award
    • Rising Star Award
  • Early Career Awards (formerly Travel Awards)
    • Intended to sponsor individuals who have, through their research, teaching or clinical activities, demonstrated a professional and scientific interest in the field of schizophrenia research

Eligibility and Application

Membership in SIRS is limited to those who have a professional interest in research relevant to schizophrenia. All new applicants must submit a curriculum vitae which includes citations for a minimum of two published articles in the field of schizophrenia research.

Student applicants must submit a letter from the student’s immediate supervisor verifying his/her student status in a relevant field. To qualify as a student, one must be a full-time undergraduate, graduate student, medical student, or student in the first two years of a post-doctoral fellowship program at a university, in a field relevant to schizophrenia research.

Dues and Payment

Annual Membership Fees (January 1 – December 31, Annual)

  • Full Member, $145.00 USD
  • Student Member, $95.00 USD
  • A print copy of Schizophrenia Bulletin, $10.00 USD

Developing Countries Membership Rate

The Developing Countries special membership rate is available to those scientists in countries defined as low and lower middle income by the World Bank. This enables these scientists, for whom the cost of membership is outside of their means, to access scientific research and colleagues around the world. Please note that to receive the Developing Countries Membership rate, you must have residency in, must be currently living in, and be a citizen of the qualifying country. All three requirements must be met in order to receive the discounted rate.

  • Full Member, $29.00 USD
  • Student Member, $19.00 USD



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