Costs and Applications

Costs & Applications

Applications for Fellowship should be made by submitting the appropriate Certificate or Form of Recommendation. On completion, one or more Fellows of the Linnean Society of London who know the person seeking election should sign the Certificate or Form of Recommendation. However, if this presents a problem then please send the completed document with a brief resume outlining your interest in natural history, so that the Officers of the Society may consider your application.

On receiving the completed Certificate your name will be put forward for election. Ballots take place four times yearly. Normally these will be in January, March, May and October. The next ballot will take place in October 2019.

Your completed Certificate or Form must reach the Membership Officer one-week prior to any Ballot. You will be notified shortly after the Ballot if you have been elected. Please do not pay your membership dues until you have been notified of your election.

Please return filled out Certificates to:

The Membership Officer
The Linnean Society
Burlington House
Please find the appropriate Certificates below:

Membership Rates

Please see our costs for Fellowship below.

£55 for Fellowship*
£55 for Associateship (Must be aged 18 or over)
£10 for Student Associateship (Must be aged at least 18 years of age, there is no upper age limit).

The Annual Contribution for Fellows and Associates will be increasing from £50 to £55 from 24 May 2017.

*Fellows from certain countries may qualify for a lower contribution of £20 per annum. List of lower contribution countries.

The Society's three journals - Biological, Botanical and Zoological - are available online and in electronic format. Fellows and Associates can subscribe to this service for an additional £20 per year.

For more information, please contact our Membership Team.