ISAZ offers several membership categories to ensure that anyone with an interest in the field of Anthrozoology – the study of human-animal interactions – can enjoy access to the most up-to-date information and scholarship from the field:
Scholars studying human-animal interactions can join as Individual Members;
Affiliate Members status is open to anyone with an interest in the field;
Students interested in the field can join as Student Members;
Corporate Membership is open to charities, organizations, or companies that have an interest in the aims of the Society.
Individual Membership is open to researchers involved in conducting scholarly research within the broad field of human-animal interactions. To qualify for Individual Membership, evidence of scholarly research or activity in the field must be provided. Individual members have full voting rights within the Society and may be elected to the Board of Directors.
Candidates for election to Individual Membership must be proposed by an Individual member and seconded by another Individual member, or they may apply for and receive nomination by the Board of Directors.
Affiliate Membership is open to individuals who have an interest in the field of human-animal interactions, but who are not conducting scholarly research. Affiliates receive all of the benefits of ISAZ membership, but do not have voting rights within the Society. Affiliate members cannot be elected to the Board of Directors, except in an ex-officio capacity.
Student Membership is open to students who have an interest in the field of human-animal interactions, but who may, or may not, have conducted scholarly research in the field. Student Members receive most of the benefits of ISAZ membership, but do not receive the hard copy print journal or have voting rights within the Society.
Membership as a student is normally allowed for only three years, after which it is expected that students will apply for regular or affiliate membership. In exceptional circumstances students may apply to renew their student membership beyond three years. Such requests will only be considered by the Membership Committee upon receipt of proof of current student status. Graduating students are encouraged to apply for Individual Membership or to become an Affiliate, as appropriate.
Corporate membership is open to charities, organizations, or companies that have an interest in the aims of the Society. When submitting an application for Corporate Membership, please include information that demonstrates how your organization relates to the field of human-animal interactions or to the mission of the International Society for Anthrozoology.
If your application is accepted, up to three members of the corporation may receive the benefits of ISAZ membership, but only one member may vote at any General Meeting attended. Corporate members cannot be elected to the Board of Directors, except in an ex-officio capacity.
Life Membership is open to individuals only, and requires a one-time payment.