This set of pages provides help with using the FUN website.  From here, you can learn how to:

Contact another FUN member

How to submit a job posting

To submit a job posting, log onto the site with your member name and password.  Only members are able to submit job postings.  Then find the item on the bar on the left side of the screen under "Contribute" - click on "Submit Job".

Give your job a title.  This will be what viewers of the home page will see under that job category.  Select an appropriate category from the drop down menu.  Enter the date by which the applications are due and the institution.  Enter the text describing the job.  When you are finished, Click on "Save".

How to submit a news item

To submit a news item, log into the site.  Only members can submit news items.  Then go to the bar on the left side of the page, under "Contribute" and select "Submit News".  Give your news item a short title - this will be what visitors to our web site will see on the news bar.  Enter the text associated with your message or a link to your website where indicated.  Click "Save"

That's all there is to it!

How to update your profile

Once you have created an account and paid dues, you can update your member profile.  This is what other members will use to contact others with similar interests and/or working in a similar geographical area. 

Scroll down on the bar on the left hand side of the page until you reach "Update Profile" under "Contribute".  Fill in or update the information. 

When you are selecting topics for identifying your research area, you will be able to see other topic labels chosen - selecting a previously chosen term will simplify our Directory of Members by Research.  (To see this directory, select Members" under "Navigate" at the top of the screen.  Click on the arrow to reveal to sub-topics.  Select "By Research").


Renew Your Dues

Every attempt has been made to make the dues payment system as painless as possible.  If you run into problems, contact the FUN webmaster, treasurer, and/or secretary for help.  Note that you may still pay by check (contact the FUN secretary directly to make arrangements).  Also, the dues system will provide you with payment invoices and receipts sufficient for reimbursement from your home institution.

  1. From the Navigate menu on the left-hand collumn, choose "Pay Dues"
  2. A menu of dues options will appear.  Select the appropriate dues level (e.g. Regular Member).  You may pay multiple memberships on the same account (e.g. regular member for yourself and a sponsoring membership for the university your represent).
  3. You will be taken directly to the shopping cart.  From here you can checkout directly.  If you are not ready to checkout yet, you can use the "shopping cart" link on the top menu bar at any time to return to this page.  You can also adjust quantities to pay for more than one year of dues.
  4. You will be taken to an order details page.  Fill out your billing address.  This is probably different from the institutional address in your profile.  The payment system will save your billing addrress for the next time you renew.   Once your information is complete, scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Review Order"
    1. Note that your only payment processing option is Paypal--this is our only processor, but you may use any major credit card as your payment method.  You do *not* need a PayPal account to pay dues.  Also, you may pay by check by contacting the FUN treasurer: [email protected].
  5. You will be taken to a confirmation page.  If your address is correct, click "Submit Order"
  6. You will be taken to our payment processor, PayPal.  Here you have a choice of payment methods.  To pay via any major credit card, click th e "Continue" link on the left-hand side of the screen.  To pay via a PayPal account, login using your PayPal credentials.  The most common choice here would be *Continue*, to pay via a regular credit card
  7. You will now see the credit-card details page.  Fill in your credit card #, expiry date, etc, and click "Review Order and Continue"
  8. Confirm your order!  You did it!
    1. You will recieve a series of emails
      • Payment receipt from FUN
      • Membership renewal notice from FUN with your new due date
      • It can take up to 5 minutes for your new due date to register, so please be patient.
    2. You can always review your due date and order information from the My Account link on the top menu.


Step 1: Select Pay Dues

Step 2: Choose dues level

Step 3: Select Checkout

Step 4: Enter Billing AddressStep 5:  Confirm Order

Step 6: Select your payment method

Step 7: Enter credit card information



Set up an account with FUN

To have an account on the FUN website, you must join FUN as a member. First, use the Join FUN link to create an account, filling out all relevant profile information. Here is the link:

Then your email is confirmed with an automatic email sent to you, containing an account activation link. You need to confirm your email by clicking on the activation link, which logs you into the system.  Then access the Pay Dues page, select an appropriate dues level, and pay via PayPal.  Note that you do not need a Pay Pal account - you can use a credit card to pay via Pay Pal.  Or, if you prefer, send a check by mail to our treasurer.  (See the listing of current FUN Officers on the link under "About FUN".)  You should receive an email acknowledging your payment, as well as an email acknowledging your new membership role.  Now you can begin to use our website to share information and contact other members.