NAI Senior Members are active faculty, scientists, and administrators with success in patents, licensing, and commercialization and have produced technologies that have brought or aspire to bring, real impact on the welfare of society. They are rising stars who foster a spirit of innovation within their communities and institutions while educating and mentoring the next generation of inventors. Senior Membership is exclusively available to inventors affiliated with an NAI Member Institution.

The Program is supported through the contribution of dues. Dues go directly to the Senior Member Program.

Thank you for your support of this important initiative as we continue to honor and recognize future generations of the nation’s prolific academic inventors across our nation and around the globe.

NAI Senior Member Benefits

NAI Senior Members are active faculty, scientists and administrators with success in patents, licensing and commercialization and have produced technologies that have brought, or aspire to bring, real impact on the welfare of society. NAI Senior Members receive:

  • National recognition of achievement and success in technology and innovation
  • Access to the NAI’s global network of the top academic innovators and inventors, GAIN
  • 20% discount on Technology & Innovation article processing charges
  • Discounted rates to national events hosted by the NAI
  • Mentorship opportunities between Fellows and the next generation of inventors
  • Opportunity to serve on select committees including the Senior Member Advisory Committee (SMAC)

NAI Fellow Email Signature Seal


  1. Download the NAI Senior Member Seal
  2. Paste into your email signature
  3. Resize as desired

Induction Awards

  • NAI Challenge Coin presented by the USPTO
  • Senior Member Certificate in padded NAI holder
  • NAI pin

NAI Senior Member Dues

Senior Member dues are separate from the membership dues paid by the institutional member. Senior Member dues are assessed to the individual Senior Member on an annual basis.

All dues are used to directly support the Senior Member Program and assist in honoring and recognizing future generations of top innovators.

  • Annual membership: $250 ($195 is tax deductible)
  • Senior Elite membership $2,500 ($1,950 is tax deductible)

Invoicing of Senior Member Dues

Invoices for dues will be issued annually in July to all Senior Members (with the exception of those who have been elected to Fellow Membership). Upon payment, annual dues cover active membership from July 1 through June 30 of the following year. Failure to pay dues will result in a loss of Senior Member benefits.

Payment Options

  • Online: For quick and easy dues payment by credit card, request an electronic invoice.
  • By Check: If you prefer to send your dues payment by mail, please make checks payable to: National Academy of Inventors, Inc. and mail to:
    National Academy of Inventors
    3702 Spectrum Blvd. Suite 165
    Tampa, Florida 33612-9445
  • If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]