CRA Membership Dues Schedule

CRA members are institutions. Typical members include academic departments, academic and industrial research laboratories, government laboratories, and professional computing societies. Individuals may participate in CRA activities and provide financial support to the organization or its individual programs, but they may not become members.

If you have questions about this list, please e-mail members [at] cra.org.

U.S. Academic Department Membership Dues

The membership year for academic members runs:

July 1 through June 30

Who Should be Counted as a Researcher?
Start at the top of the dues calculation table, find the first line where the research funding total and the number of researchers is true for your department. In cases where an institution's computing research is spread across more than one department, CRA expects separate memberships for each department.

"Research Funding": This is the total external amount spent on research and includes direct costs and overhead. Internal university funds and education-oriented funds are excluded. Expenditures and indirect costs from government and industrial research grants are included. Calculate your research expenditure by using whatever method is accepted by your department. Use the most recent 12-month period for which data are readily available.

Count Do not Count
People doing computing research as one of their significant duties Secretaries
Line administrators (department heads and project leaders) Business Managers
Researchers supported by internal funds Facility Managers
Researchers supported by research grants/contracts Other administrative support staff

If a School or College wishes to join and is paying for multiple departments: calculate the dues rate for each department -- without double-counting shared researchers or funding -- and combine the results.

For any questions, please e-mail members[@]cra.org.

Research Funding Number of Researchers Dues Level
≥ $2.9 million and ≥ 48 $8,228
≥ $2.4 million and ≥ 40 $7,532
≥ $2 million and ≥ 33 $6,333
≥ $1.6 million and ≥ 27 $5,257
≥ $1.3 million and ≥ 22 $4,371
≥ $1.1 million and ≥ 18 $3,666
≥ $900,000 and ≥ 15 $3,087
≥ $700,000 and ≥ 12 $2,541
≥ $600,000 and ≥ 10 $2,143
≥ $500,000 and ≥ 8 $1,825
≥ $400,000 and ≥ 6 $1,565
≥ $300,000 and ≥ 5 $1,273
Ph.D.-granting but none of the above - - $1,152
Only offer Bachelor's or Master's degrees - - $721

Non-U.S. North American Academic Department Membership

The membership year for non-U.S. North American members runs:

July 1 through June 30

To determine your department's dues?
Start at the top of the dues calculation table, find the first line where the research funding total and the number of researchers is true for your department. In cases where an institution's computing research is spread across more than one department, CRA expects separate memberships for each department.

"Research Funding": This is the total external amount spent on research and includes direct costs and overhead. Internal university funds and education-oriented funds are excluded. Expenditures and indirect costs from government and industrial research grants are included. Calculate your research expenditure by using whatever method is accepted by your department. Use the most recent 12-month period for which data are readily available.

Count Do not Count
People doing computing research as one of their significant duties Secretaries
Line administrators (department heads and project leaders) Business Managers
Researchers supported by internal funds Facility Managers
Researchers supported by research grants/contracts Other administrative support staff

If a School or College wishes to join and is paying for multiple departments: calculate the dues rate for each department -- without double-counting shared researchers or funding-- and combine the result. The dues levels reflect the 66% discount that we extend to our non-U.S. members in North America.

For any questions, please e-mail members[@]cra.org.

Research Funding Number of Researchers Dues Level
≥ $US2.9 million and ≥ 48 $US 2,743
≥ $US 2.4 million and ≥ 40 $US 2,514
≥ $US 2 million and ≥ 33 $US 2,112
≥ $US 1.6 million and ≥ 27 $US 1,756
≥ $US 1.3 million and ≥ 22 $US 1,458
≥ $US 1.1 million and ≥ 18 $US 1,226
≥ $US 900,000 and ≥ 15 $US1,029
≥ $US 700,000 and ≥ 12 $US 849
≥ $US 600,000 and ≥ 10 $US 716
≥ $US 500,000 and ≥ 8 $US 610
≥ $US 400,000 and ≥ 6 $US 520
≥ $US 300,000 and ≥ 5 $US 424
Ph.D.-granting but none of the above - - $US 382

Associate Academic Department Membership

The membership year for Associate academic members lasts:

July 1 through June 30

To determine your department's dues?
start at the top of the dues calculation table, find the first line where the research funding total and the number of researchers is true for your department. In cases where an institution's computing research is spread across more than one department, CRA expects separate memberships for each department.

"Research Funding": This is the total external amount spent on research and includes direct costs and overhead. Internal university funds and education-oriented funds are excluded. Expenditures and indirect costs from government and industrial research grants are included. Calculate your research expenditure by using whatever method is accepted by your department. Use the most recent 12-month period for which data are readily available.

The dues levels reflect the 66% discount that we extend to our Associate academic members.

Count Do not Count
People doing computing research as one of their significant duties Secretaries
Line administrators (department heads and project leaders) Business Managers
Researchers supported by internal funds Facility Managers
Researchers supported by research grants/contracts Other administrative support staff

If a School or College wishes to join and is paying for multiple departments: calculate the dues rate for each department -- without double-counting shared researchers or funding -- and combine the results.

For any questions, please e-mail members[@]cra.org.

Research Funding Number of Researchers Dues Level
≥ $US2.9 million and ≥ 48 $US 2,510
≥ $US 2.4 million and ≥ 40 $US 2,299
≥ $US 2 million and ≥ 33 $US 1,931
≥ $US 1.6 million and ≥ 27 $US 1,604
≥ $US 1.3 million and ≥ 22 $US 1,334
≥ $US 1.1 million and ≥ 18 $US 1,118
≥ $US 900,000 and ≥ 15 $US 942
≥ $US 700,000 and ≥ 12 $US 775
≥ $US 600,000 and ≥ 10 $US 654
≥ $US 500,000 and ≥ 8 $US 556
≥ $US 400,000 and ≥ 6 $US 477
≥ $US 300,000 and ≥ 5 $US 388
Ph.D.-granting but none of the above - - $US 350

Lab and Center Membership [also applies to Government and University Research Labs]

The membership year for labs and centers is set by: the date of each organization's first payment of dues. Thereafter, this serves as the anniversary date for renewal.

Membership Categories:

Sponsoring Member: $50,000
Sustaining Member: $30,000
Supporting Member: $20,000

Annual Sponsoring, Sustaining, and Supporting lab and center memberships are available for firms whose leadership is critically dependent on computing research. Members in these three categories receive special acknowledgement in CRA publications as well as sponsorship benefits at CRA's biennial Conference at Snowbird.

For any questions, please e-mail members[@]cra.org.

Count Do not Count
People doing computing research as one of their significant duties Secretaries
Line administrators (department heads and project leaders) Business Managers
Researchers supported by internal funds Facility Managers
Researchers supported by research grants/contracts Other administrative support staff

"Research Funding": This is the total external amount spent on research and includes direct costs and overhead. Education-oriented funds such as doctoral fellowships and equipment for universities are excluded. Expenditures and indirect costs from government and lab and center research grants are included. Do not include expenditures for external research. Calculate your research expenditure by using whatever method is accepted by your organization. Use the most recent 12-month period for which data are readily available or can be estimated.

The suggested dues rates for labs that do not wish to join at these higher levels are:

Research Funding Number of Researchers Dues Level
≥ $5 million and ≥ 50 $15,983
≥ $2.5 million and ≥ 25 $7,989
≥ $1.25 million and ≥ 10 $3,999
Else $2,000

Associate Membership

Annual Sponsoring, Sustaining, and Supporting lab and center memberships are available for firms whose leadership is critically dependent on computing research. Members in these three categories receive special acknowledgement in CRA publications as well as sponsorship benefits at CRA’s biennial Conference at Snowbird.

Membership Categories:

Sponsoring Member: $50,000
Sustaining Member: $30,000
Supporting Member: $20,000

For labs and centers that do not wish to join at these levels, please contact the CRA Executive Director to discuss an appropriate level at membership[@]cra.org

Professional Society Membership

The membership year is set by: the date of each organization's first payment of dues. Thereafter, this serves as the anniversary date for renewal.

To Determine Dues Payment:

1. Number of eligible members
2. Dues per member 1.30
3. Multiply line 1 by line 2
4. Minimum cap (line 2 x $5,000) $6,438
5. Maximum cap (line 2 x $60,000) $77,250
6. Dues paid

The number of eligible members is the sum of all regular members of your society, including graduate students, from Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The affiliate society determines what constitutes a "regular member."

The standard affiliate dues equals (in US dollars) the amount on line 3, subject to the minimum and maximum dues caps (line 4 and 5). Affiliate societies may elect to pay more than the standard affiliate dues.

Payments of less than $50,000 entitle the affiliate society to one representative on the CRA Board of Directors. Payments of greater than or equal to $50,000 entitle the affiliate society to two representatives on the CRA Board of Directors.

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