Membership Benefits
Membership Benefits


Access to the Latest Research and Developments in the Field

  • Complimentary subscriptions to Educational Researcher (ER) and one additional journal of choice out of AERA’s five highly respected, peer-reviewed journals that feature the field’s leading research. In addition, AERA Open is freely available to all.
  • Additional journals at the low rate of $20 per journal (just $10 for students).
  • JSTOR and JPASS available at a special discounted rate for members (Once a member, Login to view "Special Member Offers").
  • Member discounts on all AERA books plus SAGE Publications and Corwin Press books.
  • AERA Online Paper Repository, an archival record of scientific presentations from 2010 forward of AERA Annual Meetings.

Networking Opportunities – Connect with the AERA Community

  • Connect with scholars and students through AERA’s 12 Divisions and over 150 Special Interest Groups (SIGs).
  • Members receive one complimentary division membership.  
  • Divisions and SIGs offer a wide range of activities including mentoring programs, webinars, networking at the Annual Meeting, newsletters, and listserv notifications about relevant conferences and opportunities, new scholarly publications, among other possible offerings.
  • Members may register for an expansive Annual Meeting at member discounted rates. The meeting provides a forum for researchers to explore and discuss the latest research. Held each spring and drawing up to 15,000 attendees, the meeting includes more than 2,400 per-reviewed sessions on a broad spectrum of topics.

Professional Advancement

  • Professional Development and training including the Virtual Learning Center and Annual Meeting
  • Fellowship and Grant Funding
  • Members receive numerous Calls for 
    • Annual Meeting Submissions, 
    • Annual Meeting Volunteer Reviewers,
    • Research and Dissertation Grants, 
    • Education Research Service Projects
    • Education Research Conference Proposals,
    • Journal Abstracts/Papers, 
    • Journal Editors, 
    • Minority Dissertation Fellowships, 
    • Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop, 
    • Fellows Nominations, 
    • Award Nominations,
    • Annual Brown Lecture on Education Research Nominations, 
    • Congressional Fellowships, and more.
  • AERA Job Board is the premier site for education research positions. Employers connect with top candidates.

Advocacy of the Field

  • Representation on Capitol Hill. AERA works to inform decision-makers on the role of research in improving education practice and serves as an important resource for policymakers, enabling legislators to enact sound policy.
  • A strong public voice for education researchers through outreach activities such as news releases, position papers, and information relating to public or policy debates.

AERA Member Insurance Program

Members are eligible for favorable group pricing, specialized coverages, and association discounts on insurance protection from leading carriers. More than 15 plans are offered through the Trust for Insuring Educators (TIE), of which AERA is a member.  

Coverages include: 

  • Professional liability insurance plans
  • GEICO auto, motorcycle, homeowners, and renters’ insurance
  • Term life, accident and disability plans from New York Life
  • ACA compliant health plans; dental, cancer, and long-term care insurance

For any questions on membership, please do not hesitate to contact the AERA Membership Team at or call (202)238-3200.

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