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The SLAS Fellow Member Program


The SLAS Fellow Member Program launched in 2016 to recognize the exceptional contributions of SLAS’ most valued contributors. SLAS Fellow Members represent the epitome of SLAS as a mission-driven organization that focuses on serving life sciences professionals via practitioner-driven knowledge, education and peer-to-peer connections.

SLAS Fellow Member Prerequisites

To earn an invitation to become an SLAS Fellow Member, candidates must meet several prerequisites:

  • Candidate must possess five (5) years professional experience after terminal degree/post-graduate training
  • Candidate must have at least three (3) consecutive years as a dues-paying SLAS member (or membership by contribution)
  • Candidates must have accrued at least five (5) points in technical content and volunteer service contribution to the Society, with at least one point from each of the categories:
    • Technical Content Contribution: Candidate must have contributed technical content to the greater SLAS community by way of a podium presentation(s) at an SLAS event, delivering a SLAS technical webinar and/or authoring a manuscript published in one of SLAS’s scientific journals
    • Volunteer Service Contribution: Candidate must have served SLAS in an official volunteer leader/contributor capacity on select organizational committees including the SLAS Board of Directors, an SLAS Regional Council, Nominating Committee, Scientific Planning Advisory Committee, Journal Editorial Boards, Conference Program Planning Committee – Conference Chairs, Track Chairs and Session Chairs included.

See the table below for point values associated with content and service contributions.

What SLAS Fellow Members Receive

In addition to well-deserved and prestigious recognition, SLAS Fellow Members receive a host of exclusive benefits:

  • Premier Plus Member benefits, including subscriptions and online access to both of SLAS’s Scientific Journals
  • Recognition at annual SLAS international conference and exhibition
  • Invitation to special event at annual SLAS international conference and exhibition
  • SLAS Fellow Member Certificate
  • SLAS Fellow Member lapel pin
  • Perpetual inclusion on the listing of SLAS Fellow Members on
  • Ability to use the SLAS Fellow Member logo in personal e-mail and on curriculum viate

Ongoing Requirements of SLAS Fellow Members

SLAS Fellow Membership requires annual dues payments of $199, which includes all the benefits of SLAS Premier Plus membership, highlighted by subscriptions to both of the Society’s scientific journals, SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology.

Coming Soon

The inaugural class of SLAS Fellow Members will be announced at SLAS2017 in Washington, DC, on Monday, February 6, 2017.


Please contact SLAS Membership Senior Manager Mary Geismann with any questions or to check your current eligibility toward becoming an SLAS Fellow Member.

SLAS Fellow Members – Content and Service Contribution Requirements

5 total points, with at least one from content contribution and one from volunteer service activities, are required to earn an invitation to become an SLAS Fellow Member. Questions on your current status? Contact Mary Geismann of SLAS Headquarters.

Content – Technical Presentations (1 point per) Content – Journal Manuscripts or Issue Guest Editor (2 points per) Service – Volunteer Leadership (2 points per role)
  • Delivered Podium Presentation at SLAS conference
  • Delivered SLAS Technical Webinar
  • Served as Short Course Instructor at SLAS conference
  • Served as corresponding author of accepted manuscript accepted for publication in SLAS scientific journal (JBS or JALA)
  • Served as Guest Editor of entire issue of SLAS scientific journal (JBS or JALA)

Served volunteer leadership position in significant SLAS committee/ oversight entity:

  • Board of Directors
  • Regional Council
  • Nominating Committee
  • Scientific Planning Advisory Committee
  • Journal Editorial Board
  • Conference Program Planning Committee
    • Chair/Co-Chair
    • Track Chair & Assistant Track Chair/Co-Chair