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Membership Fees

Applications for membership to the Association will be administered on a continual (rolling) basis throughout the year. The following fees will be applied annually for members joining as an individual (as opposed to via their organization’s affiliation. For information about Affiliate organization, see the next section). 

Annual Membership Dues: Appropriate Rate For:
$119 Individuals earning over $60,000 annually, or if you are able to charge this membership to an employer with an annual budget greater than $200,000.
$69 Individuals earning between $30,000 and $60,000 annually, or if you are able to charge this membership to an employer with an annual budget less than $200,000.
$39 Individuals earning less than $30,000 annually, or if you are a Student, Environmental Justice Practitioner, Indigenous Practitioner, Veteran, Retiree, and/or a Youth Educator in formal K-12 or Afterschool Settings
$0 Environmental Justice or Social Justice Practitioners leading projects on a voluntary basis.

Sign up for an individual membership.

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CSA Affiliate Rates

Organizations can show their support for CSA, and access bundles of discounted memberships for individuals in their organization, by becoming a CSA Affiliate. 

Category/description Annual Subscription # individual memberships included
Environmental Justice or Social Justice organization $100 5
Non-profit/Government/Educational $400 base rate 5 total
(a $119 membership value for $80 each, plus affiliate organization benefits, a 33% discount)
$750 10 total
($1190 value, a 37% discount)
$1050 15 total
($1,785 value, a 41% discount)
$1500 25 total
($2,975 value, a 50% discount)
Institutional Talk to us about specialized packages for more than 25 individuals and accompanying affiliate benefits.
Corporate Talk to us about specialized packages for corporations of any size.

Sign up for a CSA Affiliate package.

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Inclusive Membership for All

CSA is committed to inclusive and equitable access to membership. If you are unable to pay membership dues as a result of financial hardship, complications due to monetary transfer across countries, or for another reason (e.g., we refer to this list of countries eligible for fee waivers), please email the Membership Committee describing your circumstances ( Your request will be reviewed as soon as possible.

A discount is available for any category (20%) if the individual is an active member of the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA), the Australian Citizen Science Association (ACSA), or any other organization with which the Citizen Science Association has an MOU or formal collaboration/partnership. Your respective Association can provide you with a promo code for discounts – or you can email to inquire.

If you believe you qualify for a discounted membership not noted here, please contact the Citizen Science Association Membership Committee (at

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Member Terms and Conditions: 

A member shall be entitled to all of the benefits available for a twelve-month period, commencing on the date of the Member’s enrollment. Members can renew their membership during or after the membership term by forwarding the relevant fee to the Association. The Association reserves the right to change or cancel the terms and conditions of this policy at any time, with or without notice to any Member.

Automated reminders will be sent to members to pay their annual dues beginning 30 days before 12 months has passed. Reminders will continue to be sent on a regular basis until the renewal date, and up to one year after the renewal date for each member if dues have not been paid. However, member privileges will be revoked 30 days after the renewal date has passed.

Still looking for more details about membership? Read the Citizen Science Association Membership Manual.