The Society

The purposes of this Society are both educational and scientific. Our goals are to promote and encourage the discovery and exchange of information regarding primates, and anyone engaged in scientific primatology or who is interested in supporting these goals may apply for membership. The Society is established as a nonprofit corporation under the nonprofit laws of the State of Washington and the United States of America.
Members of the Board


President's Welcome Message

"As President of ASP, I have gained a new appreciation for the complexities of doing captive research on primates in the U.S. The challenges are significant and have required us, as a community, to dig deep and become educated on both past governmental regulations and current events...." read more


ASP Bulletin

Published quarterly, our newsletter includes information about ASP activities, job availability, grant opportunities, internship and field research postings. Issues are available online, although the current issue is restricted to ASP members only.
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Membership of the ASP

The ASP has diverse and growing membership. Members are entitled to a variety of benefits, many of which can be accessed through this website. Membership is open to persons engaged in the scientific study of primates and to those supporting the goals of the Society, as described in the Constitution. Membership benefits include:

You can join online (you must create a username and password, renew your membership online, or print and mail a paper application. NOTE: If you were previously a member and have lapsed membership, you should use your existing username/password to access the online system. Membership for individuals from non-human primate habitat countries is free. 


Rules and Regulations of the Society



ringtailed lemur courtesy of Raymond C.L. Ho

Welcome Message

"On behalf of the Board of Directors, I'd like to welcome you to the home of the American Society of Primatologists (ASP) on the internet. ASP is a non-profit educational and scientific organization whose purpose is to encourage the discovery, exchange and dissemination of information regarding nonhuman primates..."
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