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Special Consideration Membership

 

As an international society, SPIE recognizes the need for a dues structure in geographic areas where salary levels for qualifying engineers and scientists may be an obstacle to Membership and full participation in the Society.

Therefore, the SPIE Membership Committee and SPIE Board of Directors approved a special category of Membership for individuals residing in countries that are eligible for Special Economic Consideration, as selected by the World Bank. List located below.

Special Consideration Membership includes full Society privileges, such as voting and the ability to run for office.


Dues for Special Consideration Membership

IndividualEarly CareerStudent
1-year $35 $20 $10
3-year $98 $54.55 --
5-year -- $90.91 --

 

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Join or renew by fax or mail: Download the Special Consideration Membership application (pdf)

Membership dues are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Benefits of SPIE Membership

• Discounts on event registration, courses,
   SPIE Digital Library, and publications
• Student Members can access Student Chapters,
   discounts, scholarships, and networking events 
• A free online professional development
course• Making the most of your Presentation
• Structuring your Research Paper
 
• Exclusive access to Member networking events
• 10 SPIE Digital Library downloads • Voting privileges to determine SPIE leadership
• Opportunity for award recognition, Fellow
   and Senior Member distinction
Photonics Focus magazine received bimonthly
   both in print and online
• Complimentary
SPIE journal• Advanced Photonics
• Journal of Applied Remote Sensing
• Journal of Astronomical Telescopes,
   Instruments, and Systems
• Journal of Biomedical Optics
• Journal of Electronic Imaging
• Journal of Medical Imaging
• Journal of Micro/Nanolithography,
   MEMS, and MOEMS
• Journal of Nanophotonics
• Journal of Photonics for Energy
• Neurophotonics
• Optical Engineering
of your choice
• Opportunity to serve in SPIE leadership


Countries currently eligible for Special Economic Consideration

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Angola, Republic of
Argentina
Armenia
Azerbaijan, Republic of
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belize
Benin, Republic of
Bhutan, Kingdom of
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Bouvet Island
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde, Republic of
Cambodia
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad, Republic of
China
Colombia
Comoros, Union of the
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Congo, Republic of the
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Côte d'Ivoire
Croatia
Cuba
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Eswatini, Kingdom of
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Iraq
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati, Republic of
Korea, Democratic Peoples Republic of
Kosovo, Republic of
Kyrgyzstan
Lao Peoples Democratic Republic
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia, Federated States of
Moldova
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Niue
North Macedonia, Republic of
Pakistan
Palestine, State of
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
São Tomé and Príncipe
Senegal
Serbia
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Syrian Arab Republic
Tajikistan
Tanzania, United Republic of
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Western Sahara
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe
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