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How to be a Member

Membership to the Philippine Social Science Council is organizational. Admission to membership in the PSSC is either by invitation or application. An invitation is extended upon the recommendation of the Membership Committee and endorsed by the Board of Trustees. Philippine-based social science (and related fields) institutions, organizations, centers or agencies can also apply for membership. They should comply with the membership requirements and must be endorsed by any of the PSSC regular or associate members. 

Eligibility

REGULAR MEMBERS

  • must be a duly established, qualified, independent, private, non-profit national societies, associations, or organizations of individual professionals or practitioners in the social sciences and related fields
  • must be an active organization with updated SEC-registration
  • must have regularly published journals or similar learned publications and knowledge generation activities at least once a year
  • must regularly conduct national conferences or congress

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

  • must be a duly established, qualified, independent, private, non-profit national societies, associations, or organizations of individual professionals or practitioners in the social sciences and related fields
  • must be an active organization with updated SEC-registration
  • must have regularly published journals or similar learned publications and knowledge generation activities at least once a year
  • must regularly hold one knowledge dissemination activity at least once a year

Benefits

  • Discounted rate for SSERB Ethics Review for research undertaken by the members.
  • Discounted registration fees for PSSC-organized conference/fora
  • Eligibility of the PSSC Travel Assistance Program (TAP) by individual members  
  • Priority application to the PSSC Research Award Program by individual members
  • Nomination of Individual members to the Virginia A. Miralao Excellence in Research Award
  • Uploading of official journals (e-copy) at the PSSC Knowledge Archive
  • Marketing of journal publications through the PSSC Central Subscription Service
  • Web page link in the PSSC website
  • Announcement of activities to all PSSC social media accounts
  • Organized sessions in PSSC conference/fora will be given a priority time slot
  • Co-sponsorship of lectures/fora by offering the PSSCenter as the venue

Obligations of Associate Membera

  • Payment of annual dues
  • Attendance to the Annual General Membership Meeting (every 3rd Saturday of February)
  • Submission of an annual report of the association’s activities/projects

Requirements

A prospective member-organization must submit the following:

  1. expression of interest thru a formal letter;
  2. endorsement by an existing PSSC member-organization (regular or associate) thru a formal letter;
  3. supporting documents including:
    • profile and a short history of the organization;
    • SEC registration and By-laws (for professional/national organizations) 
    • BOR resolution for school/university-based institutions/centers approving or endorsing membership to PSSC ;
    • copy of latest financial statement/report;
    • copy of the latest annual report; and 
    • copy of the latest journal / official publication, or proof of knowledge generation/dissemination activities. 

The Membership Committee will review the eligibility of the organization and will recommend to the Board of Trustees (BOT) whether or not to accept the organization as a regular or associate member. Membership shall take effect upon the payment of the annual dues. 

Deadline of application is 30 September of every year. New members are formally welcomed to the PSSC family during the PSSC General Membership in February.

For inquiries and submission of documents, contact us at program@pssc.org.ph