Postgraduate membership

Annual fee: £24

Postgraduate (Masters / PhD / F1 / F2): Eligibility criteria

Postgraduate students undertaking a Masters programme or PhD comprising neuroscience-related content (this can include students on courses other than pure neursocience, e.g. those that have modular choices).

F1 and F2 junior doctors

Assistant/Trainee Clinical Psychologist

Proof of student/trainee status, valid for up to four years, will be required in order to prove eligibility. This can be a photo, pdf or other document of, for example, your student ID card, proof of enrollment,  or a headed letter from your institution. You will be asked to upload this during the online application procedure.  Don't worry if you haven't got this to hand! - you can still submit an application form, and then send proof of student status to us afterwards. 


Our core membership benefits for postgraduates are listed below.

Postgraduate members may also eligible for the research group member scheme, which allows Full Members to give up to nine members of their research team extended subscriptions with the BNA, giving them extended access to bursaries, reduced meeting fees, membership of FENS, and more. If your lab head is a full member of the BNA, then let them know about this scheme! 

Alongside our core benefits, we also offer a range of special member incentives such as competitions, prize draws and discounts throughout the year - please look out for these notifications in the member eBulletin and via our social media channels! 

  • Free or reduced registration rates for all BNA events
  • Free membership of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) (see how to activate)
  • Reduced registration fees via FENS-sponsored abstract slots for the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting (read more)
  • Free training materials, webinars, virtual conferences other resources at Neuronline
  • Eligibility for BNA student prizes
  • Eligibility for travel bursaries
  • Printed copies of the BNA Bulletin (3 per year)
  • Opportunity to become a BNA Local Group Student Representative
  • 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)
  • 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

Be part of a respected national academic society that represents UK neuroscience nationally and internationally