Join IBR

  Contact: Beth Stovell, IBR Secretary


We’re glad you’re considering joining IBR! Every membership includes an annual subscription to the Bulletin for Biblical Research, publisher discounts throughout the year, and our annual newsletter. Our Fellows are also able to convene new research groups.

How to Apply

Applications must be received by the Secretary at least one month before the Annual Meeting. Upon approval by the Board of Directors, you will receive an email with payment details. All IBR members agree to our confessional basis. For more detail, please see our Membership FAQs.

Application for Fellow

Apply for Membership

Fellows are scholars with a PhD in an Old or New Testament specialty, or in an ancillary non-theological discipline (e.g., Near Eastern studies, intertestamental studies). You must be nominated by two IBR Fellows to the Executive Committee.

$62/year

Application for Friend

Apply for Membership

Friends are those other than biblical scholars (e.g. philanthropists, publishers, those in wider theological disciplines) concerned to promote the purposes of IBR. You must be nominated by a Fellow to the Executive Committee.

$62/year

Application for Associate

Apply for Membership

Associates are PhD candidates in an Old or New Testament specialty. You must be nominated by a Fellow to the Executive Committee. On completion of the PhD, you may apply to become a Fellow.

$42/year

Application for Student

Apply for Membership

Students are masters-level students in an academic field of biblical study at an accredited university, college, or seminary. Student Members do not have voting rights. You must be nominated by a Fellow to the Executive Committee.

$42/year


If you are not able to use our online application, you may send a print application to our mailing address.