Membership of the BMS is for anyone with a personal and/or professional interest in fungi.  The interests of members are wide-ranging and include biochemistry, biodiversity, biotechnology, ecology, evolution, fungal interactions with animals and plants, genetics, molecular biology, physiology, recording, systematics and taxonomy.

As a member of the British Mycological Society, you are supporting fungal science as part of a national and international mycological community.

See the menu for categories of membership and fees

Membership Benefits

  • Communities and networking opportunities through scientific conferences, field activities, workshops and social media.
  • Member rates for participation in BMS national and international meetings, workshops and other events.
  • Opportunities to attend BMS forays, identification workshops and educational activities in the UK and internationally.
  • Funding opportunities through BMS Research Project Grants (up to £10,000) and conference/workshop participation bursaries (up to £500)
  • Free access to digital copies of the BMS publciation Field Mycology (and discounted cost for print copies).
  • Access to peer-reviewed international scientific BMS Journals at discounted rates.
  • Free digital copies of the BMS Newsletter​​​​​​.

Additional benefits for student members:

  • Subsidised membership rates for PhD research students for up to 4 years (£21.00 per annum) and for undergraduates for three years (£10).
  • Small Grants (up to £500) for attending relevant national and international scientific conferences if presenting a poster or oral contribution
  • Prizes for outstanding student member contributions for best poster and best presentation at BMS annual conferences