Becoming a Member

Research Scientists - New members need to meet the criteria

Membership Categories & Criteria

Step 1:  Complete the online application form.

Step 2: Send completed application form and curriculum vitae to the membership committee at NHSN@fiu.edu.

Step 3: Membership packets are created for each nominee. The membership committee on a quarterly basis reviews these membership packets.

Step 4: Once membership is approved, an acceptance letter will be forwarded to the individual.

Graduate Students - New members need to meet the criteria

Membership Categories & Criteria

Step 1:  Complete the online application form.

Step 2: Send completed application form, curriculum vitae and letter of support from mentor describing the research interests and capabilities of the student nominee to the membership committee at NHSN@fiu.edu.

Step 3: Membership packets are created for each nominee. The membership committee on a quarterly basis reviews these membership packets.

Step 4: Once membership is approved, an acceptance letter will be forwarded to the individual.

Undergraduate Students - New members need to meet the criteria

Membership Categories & Criteria

Step 1:  Complete the online application form.

Step 2: Send completed application form, curriculum vitae and letter of support from mentor describing the research interests and capabilities of the student nominee to the membership committee at NHSN@fiu.edu.

Step 3: Letter from institution faculty member verifying the student nominee is an Undergraduate

Step 4: Membership packets are created for each nominee. The membership committee on a quarterly basis reviews these membership packets.

Step 5: Once membership is approved, an acceptance letter will be forwarded to the individual.

International Members - New members need to meet the criteria

Membership Categories & Criteria

Step 1:  Complete the online application form.

Step 2: Send completed application form and curriculum vitae to the membership committee at NHSN@fiu.edu.

Step 3: Membership packets are created for each nominee. The membership committee on a quarterly basis reviews these membership packets.

Step 4: Once membership is approved, an acceptance letter will be forwarded to the individual.

Organizational Partners - New members need to meet the criteria

Membership Categories & Criteria

Organizations interested in membership will submit an application describing the nature of the organization's mission and scope of work, and their relationship to Hispanic drug abuse science. Organizations that do not fulfill all criteria to become organizational members will be granted Affiliate status.

Specific examples include:

  • Organizations that do not have an active research program.
  • Organizations that have an active research program but whose focus is only tangentially related to NHSN's goals and focus.
  • Organizations that do not have an active research program but that are involved in health care delivery or outreach efforts that are related to drug abuse in the Latino population.