Society of Chinese American Professors and Scientists

About SoCAPS Membership

SoCAPS consist of three types of members:

regular members, emeritus members, and honorary members.

1. Regular Members: A regular member of this society is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America (USA), who holds a doctorate or equivalent degree and is either currently appointed as a faculty member or equivalent research/administrative position at any college, university or research institute in the USA, or who has had other peer-reviewed distinguished intellectual or administrative accomplishments.

2. Emeritus Members: Regular membership in SoCAPS is converted to emeritus membership if a member in good standing retires from regular employment.

3. Honorary Members: The Honorary members of the Society are those who have had world-renowned academic achievements and have been well-known internationally in an academic or professional field, no matter whether they are regular members or not. In addition, individuals and organizations who have contributed significantly to advocating the interests of Chinese American academics or promoting the advancement of science, technology and the humanities, who have significantly supported the activities of the society, but who do not meet the requirements of a regular membership, may be granted an honorary membership by a two-thirds majority vote of the Council members.

Application for Regular Membership via Internet

Application for regular membership via Internet should be accompanied with the applicant's updated curriculum vitae / resume. Please send your application intent and CV via an email to:

Dr. Peter Xinya Zhang,

Secretary General, Society of Chinese American Professors & Scientists

After the application is received, the Membership Committee will evaluate the qualifications of all applicants and recommend them to the President for approval.


Approval & Acceptance of Memberships

Every applicant will receive a formal email correspondence from the membership committee of SoCAPS after the application is reviewed, the letter will indicate the approval or denial of application and further information about membership benefits and membership due payments if needed. 

Membership Fee and Payment Method

All regular members are required to pay a membership fee (tax-deductible) to be considered "active" and enjoy all membership benefits. Currently, SoCAPS membership fee is at $50.00 USD for two years. Please mail your check or money order (payable to SoCAPS) to :

Dr. Zuotao Zeng,

Treasurer Society of Chinese American Professors & Scientists

P. O. Box 5735

Woodridge, IL 60517

Upon receiving the payment, a confirmation email / mail will be sent to the paid member along with a receipt. If you have any questions, you can contact Dr. Zuotao Zeng at