Application for Membership

Non-profit national societies concerned with the purpose of International Commission for Acoustics, provided they in turn are open to membership for individual persons, shall be eligible for election as Members (Member Societies) of the Commission.

The Member Societies pay a fee per share. This fee is decided by the General Assembly. Currently the fee has been set to 40 Euro per share for 2014, 45 Euro per share for 2015 and 50 Euro per share for 2016. For member societies willing to pay the three year subscription at the one time, a special discount rate of 125 Euro per share applies. The General Assembly consists of official delegates appointed by the member societies. Depending upon the number of shares, the different Member Societies have different number of votes. This is explained in the ICA Statutes and By Laws. The size and activity of the society provides a guide to the appropriate number of shares.

Application for membership shall be made to the Secretary-General of the Commission and will be considered and approved by the Board, subject to ratification at the next General Assembly of the Commission. Applications should include the following information:

  • Name of Society or Organisation
  • Name and email for President, Secretary and Treasurer
  • Website for Society
  • Number of shares requested for membership
  • Copy of statutes/bylaws or similar document outlining the structure and operation of Society
  • Summary (200 words) on the status of the membership of the Society

Start Up Grants for New Societies

The ICA offers grants of up to 250 Euros to assist in the initial stage of formation of an Acoustical Society that intends to become a member of ICA. The grant can be used, for example, to help with the costs of launching initial meetings. If good progress is demonstrated, then a further grant of 250 Euros may be allocated by the Board for follow-up activities. Refer to the New Society Grant Application for information and the application forms.