BNA Bursaries

The BNA is able to offer travel stipends to students and early-career members for different meetings throughout the year.  Current opportunities are as follows:


  1. FENS2018
  2. BNA2019


The 11th FENS Forum of Neuroscience (FENS 2018), will take place in Berlin, Germany from 7-11 July, 2018. The FENS Forum is Europe’s preeminent neuroscience meeting, promoting exchange of knowledge and neuroscience research. The event is a meeting point for the world’s top experts, mid-career scientists, post-docs and students.

As a member of the BNA, you are also eligible for FENS membership with all associated benefits. This includes reduced registration fees at the meeting itself. To activate your FENS membership and explore all benefits click here

This year, we are delighted to be able to offer our members a selection of competitive travel bursaries for FENS2018, up to the value of £250. Travel bursaries will be judged by a panel of selected BNA Council and Committee members.

To be eligible for an award, you must:

  • Have been a BNA member for at least 6 months leading up to the travel bursary deadline (Midnight 7th February 2018)
  • Currently sit in the Postgraduate or Early Career Researcher membership category

Important deadlines

  • Deadline for applications (EXTENDED): 7th February 2018 (midnight)
  • Notification of awards: 1st March 2018


In addition to filling out the online application form, the following supporting documents will be required:

Upon Application
•    Abstract submitted to FENS2018
•    Personal statement highlighting the value to your research/development in attending the event (max 500 words)
•    Letter of support from Supervisor or Head of Department. This should include signed confirmation of your student or Early Career Researcher status.

Before FENS2018
•    Proof of registration at the event

30 days following FENS2018
•    Certificate of attendance
•    Copy of relevant receipts relating to application
•    Report (1 x A4 side)
•    Photograph of yourself at the conference

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The BNA will be providing a selection of competitive travel bursaries for BNA 2019. Details to follow.

Please note: DEADLINE EXTENDED -  Individuals must be a registered BNA member by 31/01/2018

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