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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:

Regular Membership:

US$35 with online journal

Regular Membership for 3 years:
US$98 with online journal

Student Membership:
US$10 with online journal

Download the Special Consideration membership application (pdf)

Benefits of SPIE Membership:

Scholarly Journals
You choose one of the SPIE's six online peer-reviewed journals-available in print or online.

SPIE Professional

Subscription to SPIE's quarterly magazine, a resource for the worldwide optics community.

Member Discounts
Save money on conference and continuing education fees, SPIE publications, and distance education.

A Voice in the Community

Vote on society business, hold office, and receive recognition through society awards and fellowships.

Career Services

Visit the SPIE Career Center, or attend an on-site job fair at selected SPIE conferences.

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Argentina
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Belarus
Bolivia
Bosnia-
Hercegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
DR Congo
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Ethiopia
Gambia
Georgia
Guatemala
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Lebanon
Malaysia
Mexico
Moldova
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nepal
Nicaragua
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Philippines
Romania
Russian Federation
Senegal
South Africa
Sri Lanka
St. Kitts & Nevis
Swaziland
Syria
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Zambia
Zimbabwe