Membership in the Paläontologische Gesellschaft

Support the Paläontologische Gesellschaft with your contribution in its work for research and the public.

Yes, I want to become a member of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft!

As a member you receive:

  • all issues of the PalZ - Paläontologische Zeitschrift (currently 4 x per year)
  • online access to all issues of the PalZ - Paläontologische Zeitschrift from the last 10 years
  • the booklet GMIT – currently 4 per year – with updates to recent developments, activities and events pertaining to geosciences
  • reduced fees for participation in  conferences
  • the possibility of getting in touch, exchanging views and discussing research with over 1000 members
  • the opportunity, as a student, to establish ties with experienced paleontologists as well as other students
  • the opportunity, as a collector, to contact professional paleontologists and receive help in the identification and preparation of fossils

Please note that as of 2019, an additional fee of € 10.00 will be charged in addition to the annual fee for DVGeo.

Types of membership

Any individual or establishment (library, institute, company) can become a personal member of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft to support its goals with a contribution.

The membership fee depends on the type of membership. The fee is to be paid in the first quarter of each year by bank transfer, direct debit, credit card or an electronic payment system (PayPal).

The membership fee is tax deductible as a donation. You will receive a yearly invoice which counts as a contribution receipt.

We offer the following types of membership */**:

Type of membershipAnnual contributionValid for
Full membershipEUR 75,-all legal entities
Student membershipEUR 35,-pupils and students up to a maximum of 20 semesters (proof required)
PhD student membershipEUR 45,-for doctoral students without employment (proof required)
Retiree membershipEUR 50,-Members over the age of 65 (proof required)
Institute membershipEUR 100,-Research institutes and public institutions, libraries
Corporate MembershipEUR 150,-Commercial businesses
Spouse membershipEUR 35,- 
In individual cases special reductions are possible, please contact the treasurer directly

* Membership is valid for 1 year and is automatically renewed for an additional year unless written notice of termination is given in writing by September 30th of the current year. Since January 1, 2019, 10,- EUR for DVGeo are charged in addition to the annual fee. ** Membership contracts made during the year are backdated to the beginning of the year. The issues of the PalZ and GMIT already published in that year will be sent to you.


For members who want to provide additional contributions to the Paläontologische Gesellschaft to advance paleontological research, we offer the supporting membership. The following contributions are the minimum amount; you are welcome to contribute more.

Type of membershipAnnual feeValid for
Supporting membership250,- EUR

all legal entities; entry on our website and in our list of sponsors in special publications and in the abstract/proceedings volume

Corporate membership500,- EURcommercial businesses or self-employed persons; entry of your logo on our website with link
Perpetual membership

one-time contribution

5.000,- EUR

all legal entities; unlimited, perpetual membership, award at the annual meeting, certificate of appointment, and entry in our "Golden Book"


In addition, we offer:

  • entry as a supporting member on our website
  • entry as a sponsor in all special publications of that year as well as in abstract/proceedings volumes of the annual conference
  • a benefit on special membership offers


Members recognized for their special merits to our society or to the field of paleontology are awarded with an honorary membership. In addition, the society honors those who have acted as multipliers of our goals in international networks as corresponding members.

Honorary members and corresponding members are exempt from membership fees; they receive lifelong membership. Honory members are acknowledged in our archive records.

Type of membershipAnnual feeDuration / Requirements
Honorary Membershipnon-contributoryunlimited / perpetual membership is granted to members upon the board's decision, for special merits to the society or to the field of paleontology
Appointment as a corresponding membernon-contributoryfor life / is awarded to members upon the board's decision, for special merits in issues concerning paleontology in the international community



Paläontologische Gesellschaft
Schumannstr. 144
63069 Offenbach am Main
Tel.: 069 / 403 585 77
Fax: 069 / 403 560 26
Email: geschaeftsstelle(at)

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