Sustaining Members

Sustaining Member Benefits

Sustaining membership in the Microscopy Society of America (MSA) is the way in which members of the microscopy community, especially those with commercial concerns interested in its promotion and growth, provide special support. In addition to the broad benefit of promoting the professional organization in the microscopic imaging and analytical sciences, Sustaining Members are recognized prominently in all MSA publications including the Journal of Microscopy and Microanalysis, the M&M Annual Meeting Proceedings, the MSA Sustaining Member Directory, the annual M&M Meeting Program, and the Microscopy & Microanalysis Exhibit Supplement. Sustaining Members are also consulted regularly for advice on relevant aspects of the Society's operations.

Companies may apply as a joint MSA/MAS Sustaining Member and enjoy benefits of membership in both Societies at reduced rates. Click here to learn more.


Sustaining Member Directory

Sustaining Members Benefits:

For questions on how to access your benefits as a Sustaining Member, please contact the current Sustaining Members Committee chair (click here for contact information) or the MSA office at

Sustaining Membership Dues

MSA Sustaining Memberships Dues are paid annually for the calendar year. Dues are not pro-rated.

North America (USA, Canada, Mexico) $800.00 USD
Outside North America $825.00 USD

The dues of $800 ($825 outside North America) per year will provide support for MSA Education/Scholarship programs and Local Affiliate Societies events.

If you are already an MSA member, take a moment to talk to your colleagues and/or students about MSA’s great benefits and encourage them to join the society. Invite them to become part of our worldwide microscopy community.

Joint MSA / MAS Membership Option

The Microscopy Society of America (MSA) and the Microanalysis Society (MAS) are supporting joint application / renewal of Sustaining Member dues. Sustaining Members may elect to support both societies with one submission from either the MAS or MSA online membership portals.

Benefits of becoming a joint MSA/MAS member include:

To elect Sustaining Membership of both MAS and MSA, just click “Join MSA Online” below, and fill out the online form. Make sure to select Joint MSA/MAS Sustaining Membership, then select the appropriate payment option and submit your payment. You will receive confirmation of dues payment from both Societies. If you would like to renew your Sustaining Membership as a Joint Sustaining Membership, simply process your renewal online like usual and make sure to select the Joint MSA/MAS Sustaining Membership option when selecting your membership renewal type.

For questions or help with joining and/or renewing your MSA Sustaining Membership or your Joint MSA/MAS Sustaining Membership, please contact


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