The BNA Scholars programme inaugural cohort

9th Mar 2021

We are excited to announce the inaugural cohort of students accepted on to the BNA Scholars programme.

The BNA Scholars programme was launched at the beginning of January this year. The programme was created in consultation with BNA members and others interested in improving representation, diversity and equity in neuroscience, to support students from currently under-represented ethnic groups in neuroscience and build a supportive community through networking opportunities, bursaries and mentorship.

The application process for BNA Scholars was open for a month and we were absolutely delighted at the response, receiving 78 applications in total.

We offer our heartfelt congratulations to all the selected applicants, and greatly look forward to working with our first cohort of BNA Scholars!


Please warmly welcome our first cohort of seven BNA Scholars:

Aisha Islam, PhD student, Newcastle University 

Ethlyn Lloyd-Morris, PhD student, King's College London

Margret Kadembo, Masters student, University of Bristol

Oluwaseyi Jesusanmi, Integrated Masters student, University of Dundee

Rana Fetit, PhD student, University of Edinburgh

Rayyan Zafar, PhD student, Imperial College London

Tamara Tasnim Wahid, Final year undergraduate student, Aston University

Scholar cohort

(In order from left to right)


We are very grateful to the Gatsby Foundation for their ongoing support of the BNA and schemes such as this new scholarship programme. 

We are very grateful to MSD for their support of the BNA and schemes including this new scholarship programme. 

We would also like to give our warm thanks to SfN for their invaluable advice during the planning of the programme.

Gatsby and MSD logo


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