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.
Discover the newly selected FENS-Kavli Scholars.
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
The call for proposals for symposia at the FENS FORUM 2018 meeting in Berlin is open, so we thought it would be useful to find out, from the chair of the programme committee, what makes a good meeting symposium.
The European Commission and its Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) have just launched a public consultation on the preliminary Opinion ‘The need for non-human primates in biomedical research, production and testing of products and devices’.
Neural Oscillations: submit your paper.
Submission Deadline: 1 July 2017
February 16, 2017
Co-editors in chief John Foxe and Paul Bolam talk about the increasing demand and need for openness and transparency in publishing of scientific papers.
February 15, 2017
European science organisations: maintain transparency, open communication and mobility of scholars and scientists.
February 10, 2017
FENS provided four travel grants to help young investigators, PhD or MSc students to attend the 40th Annual Meeting of Japan Neuroscience Society (Neuroscience 2017: Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan, 20-23 July).
February 10, 2017
FENS provides travel grants to help young investigators, PhD or MSc students to attend the 12th Biennial Conference of Chinese Neuroscience Society (Tianjin, China, 12-15 October 2017).
February 03, 2017
The Programme Committee will establish the scientific programme of the FENS Forum 2018 on the basis of proposals from scientists from all over the world and all areas of neuroscience research.
February 01, 2017
FENS is happy to announce that, thanks to the Dana Foundation grant, 36 Brain Awareness Week projects held in 23 countries are funded in 2017.
January 31, 2017
In order to get a deep insight into the current strengths of Danish brain research Lundbeckfonden decided to conduct a scientometric analysis encompassing basic and clinical research.
January 25, 2017
Societies & Partner News
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Call for submission of symposium and technical workshop proposals for Forum 2018.
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Proposal Submission Deadline: 1 March 2017.
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)
Registration deadline extended to 1 March 2017.
This biennial award recognises the best original research article published in EJN over the preceding two-year period (published or accepted in 2015 and 2016). It is a personal award of 3,000 £.Deadline for application: 31 March 2017.
FENS and IBRO-PERC stipends of 750 EUR each are intended to cover travel and accommodation costs for master and Ph.D. students (European and non-European) interested in short courses outside the country where they are studying or residing.
Become a FENS Member by registering with one of the FENS member Societies.FENS member societies are independent scientific organizations with individual guidelines and rules for membership. You are encouraged to check the particular guidelines for membership before submitting your expression of interest to become a FENS member. You can find an overview of all FENS societies here: www.fens.org/societies.Please enter your contact details below, and the indicated FENS member Society will approach you with further membership information.
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