British Neuroscience Association

The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) is the largest UK organisation representing and promoting neuroscience and neuroscientists. By joining the BNA you will be part of a vibrant, progressive community of 2,500+ members, and you will help to define and deliver the future of neuroscience.

Status: Full Member Society

President: Professor Tara Spires-Jones

President Term: From 25/04/2023 to 27/04/2025


Member Benefits

BNA members receive benefits including:

  • Free membership of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)
  • Free or reduced registration rates for all BNA events
  • Eligibility for BNA student prizes
  • Eligibility for travel bursaries
  • Printed copies of the BNA Bulletin (3 per year)
  • Free membership of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)
  • Free training materials, webinars, virtual conferences other resources at Neuronline
  • Opportunity to become a BNA Local Group Student Representative
  • Members-only opportunity to publish articles for the BNA website and Bulletin
  • Up to 50% off Royal Society of Biology Training events
  • 15% discount on all books from Wisepress
  • Monthly e.bulletin with news, offers and events
  • Free online access to the European Journal of Neuroscience
  • 50% discount on Royal Society of Biology membership for the first two years
  • 10% off joint membership with the International Neuroethics Society
  • Reduced APC charges for the BNA journal ‘Brain and Neuroscience Advances
  • Reduced registration fees for events and meetings run by partnering organisations
  • Eligibility for Local Group funding (via your own Local Group Representative)
  • Reduced registration fees via FENS-sponsored abstract slots for the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting (read more)
  • Access to members-only information about travel grants, fellowships, grant-writing and other useful resources
  • Continuously updated member-only offers e.g. discounts on journals and books
  • Free advertising in the BNA Bulletin, e.bulletin and website
  • Free online job listings

Visit the BNA website here to see the different membership types and the full benefits you will receive as a BNA member.

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