AVS Membership

Connect with AVS and the below listed Membership Benefits, Digital Resources, and Discounts to support and enhance your professional development for any stage you are in your career. AVS Membership is an Anniversary-Based Membership.

Rates & Benefits


Platinum Full**


Platinum Student





Membership Category Description Platinum Full** Platinum Student Gold Silver
Access to the Publications Library X X X
Access to Technical Library (Presentations on Demand, Videos, Books, Recommended Practices, and More) X X X X
Discount on Individual Subscription to AIP Journals X X
Enrollment in a Local Chapter X X
Enrollment in an Additional Chapter of One’s Choice X X
Enrollment in Four Technical Divisions and One Group X X
AVS Newsletters, Including Beneath the AVS Surface, the President’s Message and Science Policy & Funding News X X X X
Physics Today X X
Discount on Select AVS Meetings and Short Courses X X
Career Services X X
Member Directory Access X X
Society Mailings and E-mail Announcements X X X X
Awards and Recognition X X
Life Insurance Discount X X
Vote X X
Hold Office X X
Only within Chapters, Divisions, Groups
Membership Card X X
Additional Benefits from the American Institute of Physics X X

Transfer Categories for Long-Term Members

If you are eligible to transfer to one of the categories below, e-mail Angela Klink angela@avs.org

Emeritus Member: Emeritus Membership may be obtained by any American Vacuum Society member who has been a full member in good standing for a minimum of 30 years, and is at least 62 years of age and can demonstrate that he or she is retired from full-time employment.  Members in good standing who are disabled and retired from full-time employment with less than the minimum membership time noted above, but who have at least 5 years of continuous full membership, may make special application to the Membership Committee for Emeritus Membership. Please contact the Angela Klink (angela@avs.org) for more information.

Honorary Member: Recommended by the Awards Committee to the Board of Directors for distinguished service to the Society.

Fellow: Recommended by the Awards Committee to the Board of Directors to recognize members who have made sustained and outstanding technical contributions in areas of interest to the Society.

**Unemployed Rate: AVS now offers an unemployed rate. For more information on whether you qualify, please contact Angela Klink (angela@avs.org)

** Developing Country: A special discount on AVS membership is available for residents living in certain countries. Qualified applicants will receive standard AVS membership benefits. Please contact Angela Klink (angela@avs.org) to receive the discount code. Annual qualification for this discount, based on country of residency, will be required.