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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I join the BSI?

The BSI is the largest professional network of immunologists in Europe.  Members enjoy extensive benefits, are able to meet and engage with fellow immunologists, keep up-to-date, network, get involved and develop their careers.

For a full list of benefits go to our membership page.

How can I join?

You can join online or by sending in an application form. Both can be found by clicking ‘Join the Society’.

How can I pay?

You can pay by direct debit, credit or debit card or by invoice (to organisations only). All options can be found by clicking ‘Join the Society’.

What are the membership categories?

The BSI has recently launched new membership categories including multi-year membership, discounts for postgraduates and early careers and concessionaries. Information about them can be found here.

If you are unsure which membership category you belong to please contact the membership office on or +44 (0)77 7530 1216.

How can I renew my membership?

If you currently pay your subscription by Direct Debit you do not need to do anything to renew it. We will advise you before the payment is taken in case there are any changes you wish to make to your membership for the following year.  If you pay by credit/debit card or invoice you will be sent a renewal notice in advance of your renewal date and you will need to arrange payment in order to ensure renewal.

How do I change the way I pay my membership subscription?

If you would like to change the way you pay your subscription please contact the Membership Office on or +44 (0)77 7530 1216.

I would like to change my membership category

If you would like to change your membership category please contact the Membership Office on or +44 (0)77 7530 1216.

Please note, we will usually make changes at the end of your current year's membership.

Can I join online?

Online membership is not currently available but we hope to have it soon. If you want to know more about how to join the Society please visit ‘Join the Society’.

What do I do if I can't find my login details for the member-only area?

You will receive login details to the email address held by the BSI with instructions on how to access the member-only area. If you have not received this email or are having any difficulties please contact

How do I find out what grants are available?

A full list of grants, their eligibility criteria and a timetable for applying can be found on the grants section of our website here.

How do I cancel my membership?

If you wish to cancel your membership please contact the Membership Office on The cancellation and refund policy can be found here.

Can I receive income tax relief?

The British Society for Immunology is an approved organisation for the purposes of tax relief on subscriptions.

For more information on your eligibility to reclaim tax relief please contact HMRC directly or visit their website

How do I complain?

Our complaints policy can be found here. If you wish to make a complaint please contact our Chief Executive, Doug Brown, on

Do you have information on jobs?

Yes. We have a jobs board which you can find here

We also have education and careers support which you can find more information on here.

How do I take part in BSI activities and work?

There are many ways you can get involved in BSI activities.  Please visit our Get Involved page for more information.


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