Membership FAQ

How do I apply for membership?

You can apply for membership here. Faculty members or administrators at higher education institutions must serve as the primary membership contact when signing up or renewing. The membership contact will receive a renewal reminder before their membership expires. Click here for a step by step guide on how to apply.

What is the no-cost Institutional Membership Rate?

VentureWell is currently waiving all membership fees—whether you are a new or renewing member. Your institution will receive all of the benefits of membership for 12 months with no associated cost.

Institutional Memberships are valid for a 12-month period, starting on the sign-up or renewal date. Faculty members or administrators must serve as the primary applicant and contact when signing up for or renewing membership; email if you aren’t sure who is the primary contact for membership at your institution.

When will my membership become active?

Your membership will be effective within 1-2 business days.

Do you offer automatic renewal?

No, not at this time. The membership contact will receive a renewal reminder before their membership expires.

How do I change the Membership Contact?

The primary contact for your institution can be changed or updated in our Community Portal. The designated primary contact must be a faculty member or administrator at your institution.

Do you offer memberships to institutions outside the U.S.?

At this time, only U.S.-based higher education institutions are eligible for membership.

My university has multiple campuses; does each campus require its own membership?

Yes, large university systems with separate branch campuses require separate memberships for each campus.

Do schools and programs within a larger university (i.e., business school, engineering school, biomedical program, etc.) need separate memberships to apply for grants? Do they need to pay an additional fee?

No. The Institutional Membership covers an entire academic institution, including all students, staff, and faculty. Individual programs and departments do not need to enroll separately.

My institution is not listed as a member on the VentureWell website. Is this list up to date?

Yes, this list is automatically updated. If you don’t see your institution listed, you do not have an active membership. If your institution is listed, be sure to check the expiration date of your membership.

I want to apply for a grant but I see that my institution’s membership has lapsed. Can you tell me who the membership contact is for my institution?

Any faculty member or administrator from your institution can renew the membership; it does not need to be the same person who joined or renewed previously. If we have a renewal contact in our record, the person’s name will appear when you log into our Community Portal. This renewal contact can be changed at any time.

Who can I contact with other questions about VentureWell Membership?

Contact for questions or more information.

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