Fellowship of the Institute is the most senior grade available and is an indicator of the highest level of achievement within the profession. Individuals may apply or be nominated, according to the guidance laid down by the Executive, and if suitable will be elected by the Fellowship Committee. Applicants for Fellowship would be expected to have at least one year’s membership at MIScT level prior to a Fellowship application/nomination, but in exceptional circumstances the Executive may elect Fellows who have not previously been members.

The Fellowship Committee will take into consideration, in support of your application, STEAM-based qualifications, professional work experience, length of service, supervisory ability and any contribution to the advancement of STEAM disciplines and environments, education & training.

Fellows are expected to contribute in some way to the activities and/or development of the IST and the nature and extent of that potential contribution will also be taken into account when Fellowship applications are considered. Contributions could include the submission of Journal articles, support for professional registration, enhancement of the IST profile in the workplace – to name just a few examples. We would be happy to discuss options with potential applicants.

Fellows are entitled to use the designatory letters FIScT.

Fellows Subscription Fee: £65 (£68 from Jan 2022)

** Please note that IST professional membership subscriptions of employees are eligible for UK tax relief, under Section 344 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003. Claims need to be made by members individually directly via HMRC

Payment of subscriptions can be via:

  • credit/debit card/Paypal online
  • bank transfer (please contact office@istonline.org.uk for bank account details)
  • invoice (please supply a purchase order number to office@istonline.org.uk)

Fellows may be nominated (by two or more Executive members) and/or applications made on the designated form, which is available for download. Nominated candidates would be subject to the same review/assessment channels as per individual personal applications.

Ideally applications should be submitted by email to memberships@istonline.org.uk (so that we can circulate easily for review) but if this is not possible applications can be sent by post to the IST Sheffield office using the standard application form which is available for download below.

Please note that all members are bound by our Code of Conduct and our GDPR Data Protection and Privacy Policy:

Fellowship Application Form – doc or Fellowship Application Form – pdf

Fellowship Regulations/Guidelines

NB: All applications are subject to review; the IST reserves the right to decline any membership application.