Membership Dues

Our members' dues allow us to: cultivate support for federal funding for the humanities; promote the value of studying the humanities; and make the case for the public value of the humanities.


Dues for institutions, such as colleges, universities, and museums, that do not have individual members are determined by the category of institution as follows:



Research Universities:


Colleges and Master's Universities:


Museums, Archives, Historical Societies:




Membership Organizations:

Dues for membership organizations, such as scholarly societies or associations of higher education institutions, start at $1,000 and are calculated by taking .3% of (Line 18 (Total Expenses) from the IRS Form 990 minus Line 13 (Grants Given)). In calculating dues, consideration is given to organizations where members are not all humanists.