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Become an AAR Member!

Please Note: As of 2019, AAR memberships follow a rolling-year cycle. Each membership lasts one year from the join or renew date. Also, as part of a Green Initiative, there is a $25 charge to receive four physical copies of JAAR. All members continue to receive digital access to JAAR.

Membership Refund Policy: Refunds for membership must be requested within 30 days of the purchase date. No refunds will be given after 30 days of purchase. To request a refund, please contact membership@aarweb.org.

How to Join or Renew

Online

To join or renew online, select the appropriate category below. We accept all major credit cards including VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and AMEX.

Postal Mail or Fax

You can print and complete this membership form and then return it with payment via postal mail or fax it to 1-404-727-7959. Please do not email membership forms with payment information. In addition to credit cards, we accept money orders and checks.

Over the Phone

Call the AAR Office at 1-404-727-3049 to join the AAR over the phone using a major credit card.

Categories and Rates

Student Membership

$45/year

This membership category is open to all those enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. Student memberships can be renewed for up to ten years. Student members have access to all AAR member benefits.

Professional Membership

$55-250/year (Based on Income)

This membership category applies to all those not currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. Professional membership types include Applied Religious Studies, Part-Time Contingent, Full-Time Contingent, Tenure, Tenure-Track, and Independent Scholars.

Retired Membership

$55–$250/year (Based on Income) 

This membership category is open to any individual who is retired from one’s institution or place of employment. Retired members have access to all AAR member benefits.

Special International Membership

$15/year

International scholars working or residing outside those countries designated as high income by the World Bank my take advantage of a discounted rate of $15 for membership. Special International members have access to all AAR member benefits.

Members from the following countries are not eligible: United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Supporting Membership

$500/year

This membership category is open to any person. A portion of your Supporting Membership is tax-deductible. Supporting members have access to all AAR member benefits and help provide a stable base for the AAR’s ongoing operating budget.

Sustaining Membership

$1,000/year

This membership category is open to any person. In addition to all AAR member benefits, Sustaining members receive complimentary Annual Meeting registration and priority access to Annual Meeting hotels as a VIP. A portion of the membership is tax-deductible.