Membership At SUAPS
The Society for UAP Studies offers a variety of membership options.
Advisory Board Membership is intended for those with exceptional academic or professional qualifications, or an established and reputable body of research and publications in UAP Studies or pertinent academic disciplines. Advisory Board Members are asked to play a more active role in the specific work of the Society. Functions may include offering expert counsel on research project organization and development, advising the Society's curriculum development team, and sitting on the Board of Certification for UAP Studies. Advisory Board Members are not asked to pay dues to the Society.
Benefits include free access to most of the Society's events and online publications (including all members-only website content) and first choice for active leadership roles in the various activities and functions of the Society.
Please note: there are only a limited number of advisory board member positions available, and membership here is at the sole discretion of the Society's Board of Directors, with significant input from the Society's existing Board of Advisors. A seat on this Advisory Board is also contingent upon an Agreement Protocol that is part of the application approval process.
International Council of UAP Research Organizations
* Under Development *
The International Council of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) Research Organizations (ICUAPRO) will be a key component of the Society for UAP Studies' mission to provide infrastructure that can foster and sustain international cooperation and exchange. This unique council is intended to serve as a collaborative hub, inviting member organizations from around the world to be part of regular strategic meetings at the Society that help solidify international cooperation on fundamental questions such as best practices for investigation, research and scholarly study of UAP.
Membership on this Council not only will grant full access to the Society's website, but it also assures participation in all Council meetings and activities. Generally, membership on the Council, and hence with the Society itself, once approved, is granted at no cost. Only members of approved UAP research organizations, who are in good standing with those organizations, are eligible for a place on this Council.
Besides having a chance to take a lead role in this international, cooperative endeavor, ICUAPRO membership benefits will include: access to the Society's website; discounted access to most of the Society's events & academic courses; and access to the Society's various publications (including all members-only content).
Please Note: The Society is working to develop this membership type, which is not yet formally available. When active, approval for a place on this Council will be at the sole discretion of the Society's Board of Directions, possibly with significant input from both the Society's Advisory Board and existing leadership within the Council itself. Other Terms & Conditions may apply.
This is considered full membership with the Society, and is intended for academics, scholars and experienced professionals devoted to UAP Studies.
Membership dues will be expected from all Affiliate Members in order to help offset the operating costs for the Society. These dues will be commensurate with those for other, similar professional or learned societies.
(Please note: only applications accompanied by both personal narrative and a CV or resume will be accepted. All others may be denied.)
Benefits include discounts on all SUAPS events, online seminars or semester courses; a free subscription to Limina; invitations to participate in workshops and discussion groups; access to all other members-only website content; and opportunities for academic and professional development.
*10 USD per month*
This is intended for the general public and requires no special academic credentialing or professional experience. It is therefore open to all!
Community Supporters are part of the financial foundation of the Society. For just the price of a coffee each month, you can take part in building the Society into a community-responsive academic body devoted to organizing unique scholarly events open to the general public, including a rich array of online, university-level UAP Studies courses taught by outstanding academics from a range of disciplines.
(Please note: while there is an application process involved for even community supporters, the only purpose of this is to give our supporters an opportunity to tell us about themselves, by submitting both a personal narrative and their resume or CV. While these documents are not required, we'd really like to learn about you, so we encourage you to send those along with your application to be a Society community supporter!)
Benefits include discounts on SUAPS events & online courses; special access to community-members-only events; and a discounted subscription to the Society's journal, Limina.
*4 USD per month*