AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS

Promoting the role of Physics in research, education, industry and the community

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The AIP offers 4 different types of membership;

1. Member (MAIP) 

This is the normal professional grade for practicing physicists, and anyone who has completed an AIP-accredited undergraduate degree is automatically eligible.

Those that have obtained an undergraduate degree with a Physics major and are now continuing their studies in a full-time postgraduate qualification (e.g. PhD, MPhil or Masters) are eligible to be a Member (MAIP), for which the Member full-time student rate is applicable.

Formally, candidates for admission to the grade of Member shall have either (i) obtained a bachelor degree or equivalent (or a bachelor degree with Honours) with physics as a major subject ; or (ii) shall have obtained a bachelor degree or diploma with a major in a cognate discipline (including astronomy and astrophysics, physical sciences, chemistry, geophysics, materials science, engineering, mathematics) and have at least three years professional experience in a role requiring a knowledge of physics (including teaching). 

 Existing Members are required to advise the AIP that they are retired or moving overseas to receive a discount. To do so please email the AIP: aip@aip.org.au.

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2. Student Associate 

Free online-only membership, without voting rights, for full-time Australian students, including undergraduate, Honours, Masters and PhD students, studying physics.

Those that have already obtained an undergraduate degree with a Physics major may apply for full Membership, MAIP.

If you are studying a PhD, MPhil and Masters degree it is worth considering upgrading to the membership level: Associate full-time student or Member full-time student to have full membership at a greatly reduced student fee ($ 60). You would receive physical copies of the Australian Physics magazine, voting rights, discounted rate for the AIP Congress and Summer Meetings, and the ability to apply for AIP awards, prizes and travel grants.


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3. Associate Member

Associate Membership is available to (i) recent graduates in cognate disciplines (including astronomy and astrophysics, physical sciences, chemistry, geophysics, materials science, engineering, mathematics); and (ii) those who have a strong interest in physics.

Existing Associates may advise the AIP that they are retired or moving overseas to receive a discount. To do so please email the AIP: aip@aip.org.au.

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4. Fellow (FAIP)


Fellowship of the AIP recognises significant and acknowledged contributions to the field of physics. Contributions will normally include at least 10 years professional experience in (i) research and/or teaching; (ii) applications of physics in industry; (iii) leadership in industry or government. 

Existing Fellows should advise the AIP that they are retired or moving overseas to receive a discount on their membership fees. To do so please email the AIP: aip@aip.org.au.

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