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The annual membership fee is set at $40,000.  Member company receives reprints and preprints of technical articles and theses, is entitled to send one representative to the annual program review and Center-organzied workshops, and is assigned a Stanford faculty member as liaison.

Member company can place a visiting staff at the Center for an annual membership fee starting at $70,000. Visiting staff will be selected by directing faculty and must comply with Stanford's policies and guidelines for visiting scholars.  Visitor must also sign Form SU 18-A "Patent and Copyright Agreement for Personnel at Stanford Who have a Prior Existing and Conflicting Intellectual Property Agreement with Another Employer".

Affiliate Program members may provide additional funding. All research results arising from the use of the additional funding will be shared with all program members and the general public.  Affiliate Program members may request the additional funding be used to support a particular area of program research identified on the program’s website, or the program research of a named faculty member, as long as the faculty is identified on the program website as participating in the Affiliate Program. In either instance, the director of the Affiliate Program will determine how the additional funding will be used in the program’s research.

Stanford University Policies affecting Industrial Affiliates Program Memberships can be found at: https://doresearch.stanford.edu/policies/research-policy-handbook/definitions-and-types-agreements/establishment-industrial-affiliates-and-related-membership-supported-programs