The BNA membership is a growing learned society of ~1700 members. There are many benefits of membership, including free or discounted registration for events, discounted Article Processing Charges, the BNA bulletin and much more. Please contact Dr Dervila Glynn who is your Cambridge Local Group Representative if you have any questions.
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Join the British Neuroscience Association
The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) membership
Join the BNA and become part of a group that is the voice of UK neuroscience, as well as instant access to neuroscience networks worldwide: the Federation of European Neuroscience Associations (FENS), the US-based Society for Neuroscience (SfN), the International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO), and the Society of Biology.
Our core membership benefits are summarised in the table below - also see a list of the latest membership offers here.
Be part of a respected national academic society that represents UK neuroscience nationally and internationally
*Opportunity to ask neuroscientists about neuroscience: This membership benefit gives our Associate Members the chance to ask professional neuroscientists questions about neuroscience. This facility is mediated by the BNA Office, and is monitored to ensure reasonable use. Please note that any information provided by the BNA or its members is for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice; it is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
Membership is open to all in the neuroscience community, both in the UK and internationally, and to all who express a strong interest in neuroscience.
Annual BNA membership fees (£ per annum) are currently:
Minimum age of 16. Qualifying students need to be undertaking, or preparing to undertake, any bioscience degree in a recognised university or Higher Education Institution. Includes medical students studying for a pre-clinical medical degree. A student declaration form, valid for up to four years, will be required in order to prove eligibility.
Postgraduate (Masters/PhD/F1/F2): £24
Postgraduate students undertaking a Master's programme or PhD comprising neuroscience-related content (this can include students on courses other than pure neursocience, eg those that have modular choices), and F1 and F2 junior doctors. A student declaration form, valid for up to four years, will be required in order to prove eligibility.
Early Career Member: £52
Individuals are elgible for early career membership for the first five years following completion of their highest degree (e.g. MSc or PhD) or, for clinicians, the first five years following completion of F2. After five years early career members are invited to become Full/Corporate members.
Full Member / Corporate member: £85 (or £79 if paid by Direct Debit)
People who have interests in the science of the brain and nervous system in a professional capacity, e.g. as a research scientist or clinician in a university, hospital, or research intitution (Full members) or in a commercial/trading company (Corporate member).
Retired Member: £52 (or £48 if paid via Direct Debit)
For those with interests in the science of the brain and nervous system in a professional capacity, e.g. as a research scientist or clinician, who has now retired.
Associate Member: £52 (or £48 if paid by Direct Debit)
We welcome all those who have a genuine interest in neuroscience, but do not work in neuroscience in a professional capacity, to become an Associate Member. You may be a teacher, mechanic, nurse, or business leader; the brain is endlessly fascinating for everyone!
As a member you will not only be supporting research into how the brain and nervous system work, but recieve many benefits including the opportunity to put questions to leading neuroscientists today*.
Please note that Associate members are not entitled to vote or stand for election to become a member of the Council or Committee.
In line with our Equality and Diversity Policy, the BNA offers reduced subscriptions for up to one year to members who are able to justify that they have special circumstances such as a career break or parental leave. Reductions will be discretionary and their extent will depend on the financial status of the individual. If you believe you qualify for such a reduction, please contact our Membership Secretary.
You can join the BNA at any time by completing the online application form.
If you have any questions please get in touch. We look forward to welcoming you to the Association.
Posted on 23/08/2016
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