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Academic Sponsorship

Academic Sponsorship is a cost effective way to support your staff in their career development.  An annual academic sponsorship costs only $2,000 and includes 3 ABRF memberships valued at $375!

And yet there is more!

  • Discounted member registration rates for the ABRF 2017 Annual Meeting valued at $765.

  • Discounted member registration rates for ABRF’s Satellite Workshops valued at $390.

  • Acknowledgment of your sponsorship on the ABRF website (, including your university or institute logo with a link to your website.

  • Acknowledgement of your sponsorship via signage at the ABRF Annual Meeting and your logo on the Annual Meeting app.

  • Hosting a FASEB job fair at the annual meeting.
    Academic sponsors receive preferred listing on the ABRF Core MarketPlace, a free global interface for sharing scientific resources.

  • NEW! The opportunity to sponsor The ABRF Award for Outstanding Contributions to Biomolecular Technologies Award for an additional $2,000, which includes an invitation to participate in a reception and a private dinner with the Awardees.

  • Coming soon:  ABRF Mentoring Program - Connecting mentors and mentees, so that those early or even later in their core facility careers can find counsel in self-identified members open to offering advice.

For institutions that wish to provide more than 3 individuals with an ABRF annual membership, we have added an affordable option to choose your level of academic sponsorship based on the number of memberships desired. Please see the Academic Sponsorship Application for more details and pricing.

In addition to supporting your staff in their career development, an ABRF membership opens the door to members-only content available on the website, and many educational opportunities, both for technology-based staff in our cores and the administrators.   

ABRF has seen a significant growth in membership for administrators of shared resource cores.  And ABRF is becoming the place for professional development and networking. For example:

  • The ABRF website ( is the source for all things core, shared resource, facility – whatever your favorite moniker- and supports our shared quest to deliver cutting edge technology and expertise in a cost effective manner to support our institutional research community.

  • The ABRF hosts an online discussion forum, which is an excellent networking tool and a source for best practices for a growing scientific community dedicated to providing cutting edge technology and expertise for all of us striving to deliver practices to our institutional research mission.  

  • The Core Administrators Network (CAN) hosts the Core Administrators Network Forum, an open forum for inquiries and sharing of information. More information about the CAN-CC and its publications can be found on the ABRF website.

  • ABRF sponsors multi-center research studies through its Research Groups (RG), designed to help members incorporate new biotechnologies into their laboratories. The RGs have published reports on many of their studies which serve as a platform for establishing standard operating procedures and best practices for participating laboratories.

  • ABRF is a member society of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), and members play an important role in science advocacy and funding policies. Here we have the ability to influence science policy and have a place at the table with our government and NIH leaders, maintaining an open dialogue with leaders in the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF) and other federal funding agencies regarding funding and other issues that are important to scientists.   And being a part of The FASEB MARC Program to enhance participation of minorities, and to support women in science through the Excellence in Science Award for a prominent woman scientist.

  • ABRF is a partner NIH on building consensus for best practices for cores, such as the 2015 ABRF-NIH workshop on Enhancing Efficiency of Research Core Facilities.

ABRF is powered by members!  ABRF cores are in the ascendancy, contributing to major scientific breakthroughs and establishing the paradigm for collaboration and teamwork.  

Please consider how your institution can play a role as an institutional sponsor!


ABRF Membership Committee
Claudius Mundoma (Co-Chair)
Claire Reardon (Co-Chair)
Debby Hollingshead
Elke Küster-Schöck 
Ron Niece
Frances Weis-Garcia (EB Liaison)

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