Membership FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What membership categories are available?

There are the following categories of membership:

  • Professional Member (MIoN)
  • Professional Fellow (FIoN)
  • Student
  • Associate

Q: What benefits do I get from each of the membership categories?

Please visit our Membership Overview page for a full list of benefits.

As well as the benefits listed your membership fee, contributions and continued support enable us to not only provide intelligence for government and market information for industry, but also act for society as a whole.

Q: How do I apply for Professional Membership?

Applicants are required to provide information on their experience and evidence of their qualifications.

Applications for Member of the Institute of Nanotechnology (MIoN) should be accompanied by a current CV.

Applications for Fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology (FIoN) should be accompanied by a current CV and supporting references from either a Head of Department/Facility, or an existing FIoN.

All applications will be reviewed by the IoNís Professional Membership Committee. In a proportion of applications, referees will be contacted and in some cases applicants invited for interview.

Please send an up-to-date copy of your CV or similar documentation, along with a completed IoN Membership application form, to membership@nano.org.uk.

Alternately, you can post your application to:

Institute of Nanotechnology,
Strathclyde University Incubator,
Graham Hills Building,
50 Richmond Street,
Glasgow,
G1 1XP,
Scotland, UK

You can also fax your application to: +44(0)141 303 8496

Application forms can be found by visiting our Professional Membership page.

Q: What are the fees for membership?

Professional Member (MIoN)

  • 1 Year Membership: £50
  • 3 Year Membership: £120
  • 5 Year Membership: £175

Professional Fellow (FIoN)

  • 1 Year Membership: £70
  • 3 Year Membership: £160
  • 5 Year Membership: £235

+ £10 Joining Fee

Student Member

  • Member 1 year fee: £12

(All above fees are VAT exempt)

Q: Are there any reduced rates?

Certain groups will be eligible to take advantage of reduced rates and discounts off the standard subscription rates. These include students and retired members.

New graduates, who were previously student members, will receive a one year 'post qualification' concession.

If you wish to apply for a reduced subscription, please contact membership services at membership@nano.org.uk.

Q: How long will my application take?

The membership department will acknowledge receipt of your CV and completed application form and you will receive a decision on your application within four weeks. Please note that incomplete application forms will be returned.

Q: Will I receive a receipt for my payment?

If you pay online at www.nano.org.uk/payments a receipt will automatically be generated.

For payments made by cheque, credit card or BACS, a receipt will be sent to you with your confirmation email.

As the IoN aims to be a paperless organisation paper receipts are not sent through the post.

Q: Will I be able to get a certificate of membership?

We will send you a certificate of membership via email. As the IoN aims to be a paperless organisation paper certificates are not sent through the post.