Connecting European Neuroscience


FENS is the voice of European neuroscience. With 43 neuroscience member societies across 33 European countries, FENS as an organisation represents close to 23,000 European neuroscientists with a mission to advance European neuroscience education and research.  

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FENS meetings and events offer a wide range of learning- networking- and professional development opportunities. Learn about current topics in your field of interest, network with top figures in neuroscience, meet with your European peers whether from basic, translational or clinical neuroscience research, and share best practices with colleagues from around the world.

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Higher Education and Training

FENS actively supports graduate education and postgraduate training in neuroscience in Europe through a variety of initiatives. A new training framework launched in 2014 proposes appealing activities for students, post-docs and early career neuroscientists. Looking ahead and supporting the next generation is a key priority for FENS.

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FENS Outreach and Advocacy

FENS, also in collaboration with its global partners (DANA, EBC, IBRO and SfN), aims to increase public awareness about the benefits of brain research. In addtion, FENS is committed to providing solid advice to policy makers and stakeholders on the importance of continuous support for brain research in order to solve the burden of brain-related diseases in Europe.

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European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN)

Excellent science is communicated through EJN, the official scientific journal of FENS and relevant and timely information is disseminated through the FENS bi-weekly news alert and by targeted emails to FENS members.

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Federating numerous pan-European single discipline societies and all national neuroscience societies from across more than 30 European countries, FENS represents European neuroscience from basic to clinical research.

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    FENS Forum

    2-6 July 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark

    The FENS Forum 2016 facilitates and promotes the exchange of knowledge and neuroscience research. 

    Extended      Deadline early registration & abstract 
                          Deadline FENS-IBRO/PERC travel grants

    15 February  Deadline Young Investigators Training Programme application


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    Job Market

    The FENS job market is an open resource for the entire neuroscience community. Individuals, partners and relevant organisations may upload information on open positions and vacancies. It provides an easy searchable overview of jobs and training, including for PhD students, post-docs, and senior staff positions and professorships. 

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    Stipends & Grants opportunities

    FENS and its partners offer travel grants and stipends for students and early career scientists to attend FENS educational programmes and meetings.

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    EJN and other awards

    See the full overview of FENS awards for neuroscientists under FENS Awards page.

    The FENS Award Directory lists upcoming and recurring awards donated by other granting agencies. FENS invites all granting bodies to announce their neuroscience awards here. The award directory presents an overview of neuroscience awards all over Europe. This service is free of charge.





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FENS Forum 2016: Extension of Early Registration and abstract submission

FENS announces the extraordinary extension of early registration and abstract submission for the 10th FENS Forum of Neuroscience.

February 02, 2016 in FENS News


FRM 2017 to take place in Hungary on 20 - 23 September 2017

FENS is proud to announce that the next FENS Regional Meeting (FRM) 2017 will take place in the picturesque city of Pécs, Hungary, on 20 - 23 September 2017.

February 01, 2016 in FENS News


Supporting European Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes

The statement in support of Directive 2010/63/EU has been now signed by 213 organisations, including FENS.

January 28, 2016 in FENS News


Too Much Sugar During Adolescence May Alter Brain’s Reward Circuits

Published in the European Journal of Neuroscience, a new study in rats may provide significant insights into the long-term impacts of over-consumption of sugary foods during adolescence.

January 20, 2016 in Societies & Partner News

Societies & Partner News

Call for Symposia: 12th Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society

The Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Societies is one of the largest multi-disciplinary neuroscience meetings in Europe with around 1.700 participants.

January 19, 2016 in Neuroscience News

FENS President at the ERA-NET Neuron meeting

FENS President, Monica Di Luca, participated to the kick off meeting of ERA-NET Neuron which took place this 12 January in Berlin.

January 18, 2016 in FENS News


FENS welcomes the Malta Neuroscience Network as new member

This month, the Malta Neuroscience Network (MNS) joins FENS as the 43rd member organisation. FENS now represents neuroscience societies across 33 countries in Europe.

January 15, 2016 in FENS News


ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award

The ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award recognises exceptional research achievements in applied and translational neuroscience.

January 11, 2016 in Neuroscience News

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The Brain in Focus: New Approaches to Imaging Neurons and Neural Circuits

17-20 April 2016, Rungstedgaard-North Copenhagen, Denmark 

Registration is now open

Regular registration deadline: 10 February 2016


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FENS-SfN Summer School 2016

Applications for the FENS-SfN Summer School 2016 on Cellular mechanisms and networks in addiction (29 May - 4 June 2016, Bertinoro, Italy) are open.

Apply here

Applications deadline extended: 15 February 2016 (Midnight, Brussels time)


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Call for Nominations

Nominations deadline: 15 February 2016 (Midnight, Brussels time)


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European Journal of Neuroscience

EJN is the FENS journal. EJN publishes original articles and reviews from all over the world, in the broad fields of molecular, cellular, systems, behavioral, and cognitive neurosciences.