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To apply for SBNS membership click the link below and visit our application page.

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Patient Information

SBNS is unable to give medical advice or recommend neurosurgeons. Please use an appropriate support group or your GP.

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Become a Neurosurgeon

The management of neurosurgical patients requires excellent medical and surgical skills, a career in Neurosurgery offers many challenges and rewards.

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Sir Hugh Cairns Prize: 30th April 2022

Campbell Connolly Neurotrauma Prize: 31st October 2022


The Society administers the following Awards and Bursaries to find out how to qualify please click on the links below:



Exam and National Selection prizes

Barrow Foundation UK Fellowships  

Essay prizes

 Campbell-Connolly Neurotrauma Prize

 Sir Hugh Cairns Essay Prize

 John Pickard CSF Prize

 Cavernoma Essay Prize

 Neuropathology Essay Prize


Presentation prizes

 Pituitary Prize 

Prizes are also awarded at our bi-annual conferences for the best poster and oral presentations. Please see our conference archive


Research Grants

The Barrow Foundation UK / SBNS / RCS Research Fellowship

We are pleased to announce that the SBNS undergraduate bursaries have been reinstated. Please submit your applications as per the relevant guidelines

Bursaries for trainees from outside the EU are still suspended. These will be reviewed in early 2022.

If you have any queries please contact Carole Turner on

Undergraduate Bursaries

Bursaries for Trainee Neurosurgeons from outside the European Community

Last Updated: 20 October 2021