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Join the British Neuroscience Association

About the BNA

The BNA is the largest neuroscience society in the UK with nearly 1800 members covering the breadth of neuroscience from the lab to the clinic. 

Join the BNA and become part of an exciting and growing neuroscience community, help us be ‘the Voice of British Neuroscience’.

The aims of the BNA are to:

  • Advise on issues in neuroscience
  • Engage with the public and the media
  • Advice on careers and education
  • Promote brain research
  • Organise lectures, symposia, meetings, events and reports 
  • Represent UK neuroscience to Government, funding agencies, and science administration, regulation and standards organisations

Be part of the Neuroscience community

  • Meet fellow neuroscientists at BNA meetings
  • Hear the latest ground-breaking research from the top experts in the field
  • Create an online profile to showcase your research and connect to other like-minded researchers
  • Write an article for the BNA bulletin
  • Promote your local events on the BNA website
  • Use the BNA website to search for jobs and vacancies
  • Join a local group and see what’s going on in your local area

These are just some of the ways you can get involved with the neuroscience community by joining the BNA…..


To find out more about the BNA Local Group Representative network visit

Dr Dervila Glynn is the BNA local group representative for Cambridge.

The BNA has established a network of Local Group Representatives at 35 universities across the UK who are engaged in neuroscience research. This network acts as a conduit for information between their universities and the BNA.

BNA Student Awards

Each year, the BNA awards student members

  • An undergraduate prize (£250)
  • A postgraduate prize (£500)

This is your chance to showcase your research and be recognised for your achievements (plus, the money’s handy too!)

Travel Grants

We offer travel grants for members towards the costs of registration fees, accommodation and travel

Bursaries are awarded for BNA national meetings and other meetings including FENS (Federation of European Neuroscience Societies).

Don’t miss out on attending your favourite meetings!

Benefits of membership

  • FREE registration for most BNA events including the forthcoming BNA Christmas Symposium
  • Reduced registration fees for many other events
  • 50% discount on Society of Biology membership for the first 2 years.
  • 15% discount on all books from Wisepress.
  • Student prizes and bursaries for BNA and FENS meetings
  • Reduced registration fees and FENS sponsored abstract forms for the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting
  • BNA Bulletin and the latest neuroscience news, events and job vacancies
  • Automatic membership of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and the International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO)
  • FREE advertising in the BNA Bulletin, BNA e-bulletin and on the BNA website
  • FREE online access to the European Journal of Neuroscience
  • Discounts on journals and books and other occasional 'special offers’

Membership fees

Full Members


£69.00 (subscription payment)

Student Members


£35.00 (subscription payment)


Posted on 08/10/2013

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