The work of the IEA is accomplished by academicians and practitioners. However, many initiatives vital for the development of ergonomics as a unique science and profession cannot be funded with existing resources. The IEA Sustaining Membership program supports the science and application of ergonomics worldwide and it provides exposure and enhances the image of sustaining members. Organizations and individuals are invited to become Sustaining Members to support the development of ergonomics worldwide, including in industrially developing countries, to disseminate ergonomic knowledge to the industry and to society at large, to promote ergonomics education and competency standards, and to support the work of IEA Technical Committees. IEA is a non-profit organization. No monetary benefits are given to people involved in the operation of the IEA. This means that 100% of IEA funds support the implementation of the IEA goals.

IEA Organizational Sustaining Membership

Each of the four levels of organizational support offers specific benefits.

Gold level – US $ 1,000/year

  • Listings on the IEA website
  • Complimentary electronic copy of the regular updates from the IEA President to the federated Societies.
  • Sustaining Member Plaque with organization name inscribed

Platinum level – US $ 5,000/year

  • All benefits at the Gold level
  • Official listings in the programs of IEA conferences and congresses
  • Two complimentary registrations for the forthcoming IEA congress
  • Company logo on IEA website home page with active links

Diamond level – US $ 10,000/year

  • All benefits at the Platinum level
  • Complimentary distribution of materials at IEA congresses
  • Display of company logo at IEA conferences and congresses
  • Other benefits such as an invited address by an IEA officer can be negotiated

Star level – US $ 25,000/year

  • All benefits at the Diamond level
  • Additional three complimentary registration for the next IEA congress
  • Acknowledgments on the inside front cover of the Congress program brochure
  • Free exhibit booth and distribution of promotional materials at IEA Congress
  • Additional benefits can be negotiated

Individual Sustaining Membership or IEA Sustaining Fellow

Individual Sustaining Members support the advancement of human factors and ergonomics internationally through voluntary annual contributions. Such support enables IEA to undertake projects and initiatives that cannot be covered by Federated Society dues alone.

IEA Individual Sustaining Members or Sustaining Fellows may contribute in the following categories:

  • Contributor (annual contribution of US $200)
  • Supporter (annual contribution of US $500)
  • Benefactor (annual contribution of US $1000 and above)

IEA Fellows who become Individual Sustaining Members will be recognized as ‘Sustaining Fellows.’

For all categories, IEA Individual Sustaining Members will be prominently listed on the IEA Web site and will be acknowledged in the programs of all IEA Congresses and endorsed events.

At the IEA Congress, Individual Sustaining Members will receive a special ribbon, and will be acknowledged from the podium at the Opening Plenary Session.

At the Benefactor level, Individual Sustaining Members may designate a purpose to which their funds should be assigned; for example, to help support the attendance of a student from a specific country or Federated Society at the IEA Congress.

For more information and an application form, please download the IEA Sustaining Membership brochure. If you have questions, please contact the Vice President/Secretary General at, or the IEA Administrator at