Member Sponsorship Program

New in 2023-2024!

ISSTD is happy to introduce a new sponsorship program which allows ISSTD members to sponsor the membership of an individual or individuals who lack the financial resources to join or renew. By sponsoring a member, you are actively contributing to their professional development and success. Sponsorship also helps in cultivating a strong sense of international camaraderie and community within the Society. When members support and uplift each other, it creates a community that fosters collaboration, knowledge sharing, and collective advancement.

Information for Sponsors

Starting in August 2023, ISSTD will begin accepting pledges from those wishing to sponsor an individual or individuals. Please complete the form linked below to provide additional information about your interest in sponsorship. ISSTD will match sponsors with an individual or individuals based on the responses in this form. We anticipate that matching will begin in late 2023 or early 2024.

Information for Sponsees

For those wishing to be sponsored, we anticipate opening the application form in late 2023 or early 2024. Those who are sponsored will be eligible for a sliding scale payment on membership for the first three years following the sponsored year.

  • First Year After Sponsorship: 25% of membership fee based on career stage and location
  • Second Year After Sponsorship: 50% of membership fee based on career stage and location
  • Third Year After Sponsorship: 75% of membership fee based on career stage and location

Please contact ISSTD via email at with any questions you have on this program.