Support the Paläontologische Gesellschaft with your contribution in its work for research and the public.
As a member you receive:
Please note that as of 2019, an additional fee of € 10.00 will be charged in addition to the annual fee for DVGeo.
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 membership||Annual contribution||Valid for|
|Full membership||EUR 75,-||all legal entities|
|Student membership||EUR 35,-||pupils and students up to a maximum of 20 semesters (proof required)|
|PhD student membership||EUR 45,-||for doctoral students without employment (proof required)|
|Retiree membership||EUR 50,-||Members over the age of 65 (proof required)|
|Institute membership||EUR 100,-||Research institutes and public institutions, libraries|
|Corporate Membership||EUR 150,-||Commercial businesses|
|Spouse membership||EUR 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 membership||Annual fee||Valid for|
|Supporting membership||250,- EUR|
all legal entities; entry on our website and in our list of sponsors in special publications and in the abstract/proceedings volume
|Corporate membership||500,- EUR||commercial businesses or self-employed persons; entry of your logo on our website with link|
|all legal entities; unlimited, perpetual membership, award at the annual meeting, certificate of appointment, and entry in our "Golden Book"|
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 membership||Annual fee||Duration / Requirements|
|Honorary Membership||non-contributory||unlimited / 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 member||non-contributory||for life / is awarded to members upon the board's decision, for special merits in issues concerning paleontology in the international community|