Definitions of Membership Classes

  • There will be the following classes of membership:  Fellows, Members, Associate Members, and Emeritus.  Individuals entering any class of membership shall be approved by the Council.  The individuals comprising all classes of membership shall come from neuropsychopharmacology and its related fields.
  • There will also be a category of Supporting Organizations or Individuals.
  • Fellows shall be chosen from Members who have not less than five years standing as Members, and who have made substantial contributions to the College and to the field of neuropsychopharmacology.
  • Members shall be chosen by the College from those who have shown investigative skill and who have made worthy contributions to the field of neuropsychopharmacology.
  • A person whose career interest is in the field of neuropsychopharmacology, and who has demonstrated potential to become a superior investigator in this field may apply for associate membership status.
  • Emeritus status may be granted to Fellows or Members who have been members for at least (10) years, have reached the age of 65, and have retired, or have retired due to disability regardless of age.
  • Supporting Organizations or Designated Representatives shall be individuals, institutes, or corporate organizations who have contributed to the financial support of the College.  In proportion to the support offered, as defined by Council, they shall be allowed to designate individuals as Designated Representatives.