Connecting European Neuroscience
FENS offers a range of state of the art platforms for interacting international researchers from the entire spectrum of neuroscience disciplines.
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In collaboration with prominent and long-standing partners of FENS, new programmes for European higher education – schools and training – will be offered every year.
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Check out the latest articles and news of EJN. All FENS members have FREE access to EJN!
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FENS calls on the European Parliament and Commission to reaffirm their commitment to the Directive.
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FENS provides its members with a full package of services to facilitate the exchange of information and enhance networking activities among neuroscientists.
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FENS is the voice of European neuroscience. With 43 neuroscience member societies across 33 European countries, FENS as an organisation represents 24,000 European neuroscientists with a mission to advance European neuroscience education and research.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FENS-Kavli Scholars aim to improve neuroscience in Europe through providing opportunities for young scientists, influencing science policy and facilitating the exchange between science and society.
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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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FENS and its partners offer travel grants and stipends for students and early career scientists to attend FENS educational programmes and meetings.
- Reduced-rate registration at the FENS Forum, FRM and The Brain Conferences
- Free abstract slot submission at SfN annual meetings
- Travel grants and stipends
- Attractive discounts on subscriptions to several top neuroscience journals
- Free online access to EJN, and a special discount rate for subscription to the print edition
Dr. Norbert Myslinski is the 2016 Recipient of the prestigious Science Educator of the Year Award presented by the Society for Neuroscience.
Closing soon: the deadline for submission is no later than 30 November 2016. Projects must be completed within 2017.
FENS history seminar on 24 November in Madrid, Spain.
November 16, 2016
First call for applications: new award established and administered by the Japan Neuroscience Society.
November 15, 2016
VTA dopamine neuron plasticity – the unusual suspects: the review paper from the FENS EJN award winner 2016 is now published in Early View in EJN.
November 09, 2016
During the webinar, tips for navigating and networking at the SfN annual meeting will be shared, and professional development and scientific training opportunities at the meeting will be highlighted.
November 01, 2016
FENS invites nominations for the FENS EJN award 2018. The award is given in recognition of outstanding scientific contributions in neuroscience.
November 01, 2016
Once again the BNA will be hosting its flagship biennial Festival of Neuroscience.
October 24, 2016
Time to nominate: The FENS EJN Young Investigator Prize is given in recognition of outstanding scientific work in any area of neuroscience.
October 19, 2016
A new EJN opinion article by David Belin and Ragnhildur Thora Karadottir, from the FENS-Kavli Scholars, has been published in the European Journal of Neuroscience. It discusses how communications is fundamental to the independence of science.
October 05, 2016
Here you can search for a person who is a member of one of the FENS member societies.
New president of FENS is Professor Barry Everitt FRS, FMedSci, Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge (UK), and Provost of the Gates Cambridge Trust, University of Cambridge.
23-26 April 2017, Rungstedgaard, North of Copenhagen, Denmark
Early registration deadline: 23 January 2017.
Start your application.
Are you a PhD student in neuroscience? Register now for the ENCODS 2017 conference - European Neuroscience Conference by Doctoral Students.
4-6 May 2017 - Benidorm, Alicante (Spain)
Application deadline: 15 February 2017.
Co-chairs: Prof. Trevor W. Robbins and Prof. Martin Sarter.
Apply for the FENS-SfN Summer School 2017 on Chemical Neuromodulation: Neurobiological, Neurocomputational, Behavioural and Clinical Aspects
18-24 June 2017 - Bertinoro, Italy.
Stipends are available!
Deadline: 13 February 2017.
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