Childcare grants

BNA-Brain Carer grants

We are pleased to announce that, with the support of the Guarantors of Brain, the BNA is able to offer childcare grants of up to £300 to help cover childcare expenses incurred by participation in BNA2019 Festival of Neuroscience.  

Deadline for applications = 28th February 2018

To support attendance of neuroscientists with children, the BNA is providing a limited number of childcare grants. Awards can be used to support participation of delegates attending the meeting, whether or not they are presenting any work, with preference given to those with young children and/or extenuating circumstances.

Childcare grants are intended to support:

  • Home-based childcare expenses specifically incurred because of meeting attendance
  • Travel of a relative or other care provider to your home to care for dependent child(ren) while attending the meeting
  • Travel of the child(ren) to the location of a care provider who does not live in your local community
  • Travel of a care provider to the meeting with you to care for the child(ren)

To be eligible for a BNA childcare grant you must meet the following criteria:

  • the applicant must be attending BNA2019 
  • all attendees (students, postdocs and PIs) with dependent children are eligible.
  • preference is given to junior scientists and presenters
  • the applicant must be a member of BNA, BSN or Neuroscience Ireland at the time of application (see here on how to join BNA)

A delegate can apply for both a BNA bursary and a childcare grant if eligible for both awards.

Please see the BNA2019 child policy here.

Send to [email protected] by 28th February 2019.

Please note that BNA grants are paid in pound sterling.  Any currency conversion costs will be subtracted from the amount awarded.

Support for the childcare grants has been kindly provided by the Guarantors of Brain, a charity that aims to promote teaching, education and research in neurology and related clinical-academic disciplines. The Charity was founded in 1955 with a body of Guarantors (Trustees) drawn from leading British Neurologists, Psychiatrists, Neurosurgeons, Neurophysiologists and Neuroscientists.


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