Connecting European Neuroscience


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.  

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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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EJN Special issue call for papers: Neural Oscillations

Neural Oscillations: submit your paper. Submission Deadline: 1 July 2017

February 16, 2017 in FENS News


New Editorial in EJN: Open review and the quest for increased transparency in neuroscience publication

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 in FENS News


Open Letter on recent developments in science in the US

European science organisations: maintain transparency, open communication and mobility of scholars and scientists.

February 10, 2017 in Neuroscience News

The travel grant awardees to attend the JNS meeting in 2017 have been selected

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 in FENS News


FENS offers travel grants for the 12th Biennial Conference of Chinese Neuroscience Society

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 in FENS News


FENS Forum 2018: Symposia and technical workshops proposal submissions are open

​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 in FENS News


Congratulations to the Brain Awareness Week 2017 awardees

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 FENS News


Mapping of Danish Neuroscience

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 in Societies & Partner News

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FENS Forum 2018 - Proposal submission open

Call for submission of symposium and technical workshop proposals for Forum 2018.

Click here to submit your proposal.

Proposal Submission Deadline: 1 March 2017. 


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ENCODS 2017: Registration is open

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. 


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EJN Best Publication Award 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.


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Apply now: FENS and IBRO-PERC stipends available

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.