Annual Dues Waiver Program
The Dues Waiver Program is intended to help SEG members by providing assistance to unemployed geophysicists whose circumstance are such that payment of membership dues would pose a financial hardship.
The SEG Membership Committee may waive payment of the Society dues of an Associate or Active member upon written presentation of satisfactory evidence of unemployment.
In an effort to assist SEG members in continuing their membership during periods of unemployment, Associate and Active members who have been members of SEG for at least 3 years are eligible to apply for dues waivers if they fall under one of the categories listed below.
Current Active and Associate members of the Society for a minimum of three years are eligible.
Please submit your request in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
The written request, along with membership background will be forwarded to Membership Committee for discussion and approval. Associate members granted the waiver will have their dues waived for one year, as a one‐time benefit. Active members may have their dues waived for up to two years and are eligible to request an additional dues waiver if they become unemployed again.
All dues waiver applications are treated confidentially by a small sub-committee which would include the membership Committee Chair, Vice-Chair and Past-Chair and maybe two other committee members as may be included or appointed by the Chair.
In the year following one's participation in the program, members will receive an invoice for the full dues amount. The Dues Waiver Program operates on an annual basis, and may be terminated at the close of any calendar year.
Unemployed members are also encouraged to send a cover letter/résumé to SEG Career Services for a free posting on SEG career site.
Dues Waiver Program participants are entitled to receive online only SEG benefits of membership as provided under the bylaws.