Please consider membership of the Academy of Sociology!

You can apply for either a full or associate membership:

  • Anyone who conducts sociological research and supports the mission of the AS is eligible to become a full member of the Academy. To qualify as full member, a prospective member should also possess a doctorate in sociology or another social science discipline. Alternatively, peer-reviewed publications, or publications otherwise approved to be of high quality can be recognized as a prerequisite for full membership.
  • Anyone who supports the mission of the Academy is eligible to become an associate member. Associate members have neither an active nor a passive right to vote.

You will find the membership application form here (as an editable pdf file).

Please fill out the form in Acrobat Reader, save it, and send the completed application form either:
a) by regular mail to the Academy (the address is printed on the application form); or
b) by e-mail attachment to the treasurer of the Academy:

We are required by the German law on associations (Vereinsrecht) to verify that the membership requirements are met. For us, this verification process is a simple formality (and not a substantive) examination, as we assume that everyone who is interested in becoming a member also supports the aims of the Academy. As a rule, a doctorate is required for full membership. Therefore, if you are not widely known in the research community, and thus your status cannot be assumed, please attach a (short) curriculum vitae to your membership application with information about your doctorate.

Once you have submitted your membership application, we will get back to you with a decision as soon as possible.

Please also note the following: the Academy welcomes financial donations!

If you would like to make a donation to the Academy, you can transfer money directly to the account of the Academy of Sociology. You will receive a donation receipt at the beginning of the next calendar year.

Account holder: Akademie für Soziologie e.V.
IBAN DE33 6001 0070 0963 4467 09