As an effort to engage scientists from regions of the world with extremely limited resources, GSA is pleased to extend the opportunity for those in selected countries to become full GSA members at no cost.

As with all members, those taking advantage of this program will receive a personal subscription to the GSA journal GENETICS, eligibility for GSA awards and programs, discounted registration for GSA conferences, reduced author charges for publishing in GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, and more.

The program is available to those who live and work (full-time) in a country designated by the World Bank as “Low-income” or by the United Nations as “Least Developed” (listed below). Citizens and nationals of these countries will only be eligible for free membership while based in a listed country.

We ask members of our community who have colleagues or contacts in the listed countries to let them know about this opportunity. Those wishing to take advantage of the program should contact the GSA membership department by phone +1 301 634-7300 or email:



List of eligible countries:

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Kiribati
  • Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of (North Korea)
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos)
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Rwanda
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Vanuatu
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Camille Leverett is the Membership and Marketing Manager for the Genetics Society of America where she serves as a liaison to the Membership Committee. She has a background in marketing.

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