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 offers travel grants for the 2nd FALAN Congress

FENS provides travel grants to help young investigators, PhD or MS students to attend FALAN Congress 2016 in Buenos Aires.

July 22, 2016 in FENS News


Moving on: mobility for early-career neuroscientists

A new article from the FENS-KAVLI Scholars has been published in the European Journal of Neuroscience. It discusses how mobility of researchers is fundamental to develop a knowledge-based society that fosters innovativeness and competitiveness.

July 16, 2016 in FENS News


Warm congratulations to the successful participants of the Young Investigator Programme 2016

July 15, 2016 in FENS News


FENS elects its new leadership at the 10th FENS Forum of Neuroscience

FENS welcomes the new leadership for the years 2016 -2018, elected at the 10th FENS Forum of Neuroscience in Copenhagen.

July 14, 2016 in FENS News


Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize 2017

Call for Nominations: Eric Kandel Prize 2017.

July 11, 2016 in FENS News


Mentoring and PhD Thesis Prizes 2016 announced

The FENS Kavli Network of Excellence Mentoring and PhD Thesis Prizes 2016 have been awarded at the FENS Forum 2016 in Copenhagen.

July 07, 2016 in FENS News


15 new FENS-Kavli scholars announced

At the FENS Forum 2016 in Copenhagen, 15 new outstanding FENS-Kavli Scholars were elected from an extraordinarily strong pool of talented neuroscientists from across Europe.

July 06, 2016 in FENS News


Neuroscience Outreach Awards 2016

To celebrate neuroscientists’ commitment to outreach, the two Neuroscience Outreach Awards 2016 are awarded at the FENS Forum 2016, Europe’s pre-eminent neuroscience meeting, on 4 July in Copenhagen.

July 05, 2016 in FENS News


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European Journal of Neuroscience

EJN is the journal of FENS. EJN publishes original articles and reviews from all over the world, in all areas of neuroscience.


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New Insights into Psychiatric Disorders through Computational, Biological and Developmental Approaches

25-28 September 2016, Moltkes Palae, Copenhagen, Denmark

Registration is open.

Deadline: 5 September 2016



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FENS-Hertie Winter School 2016

Applications are open for the Winter School on Memory mechanisms in humans: from physiology to behavior and computational models (11-17 December 2016, Obergurgl, Austria), chaired by Rodrigo Quian Quiroga and Simon Thorpe.

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Deadline extended: 12 September 2016