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 publication 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

Membership Renewals for 2022

Renew an existing membership: (log in required)

If any personal details have changed, particularly postal address or email, please update your profile.
(Log in, then go to 'My Account'  at the top of the screen)

Updates will be automatically communicated to the BMS office to amend any journal subscriptions.