Connecting European Neuroscience


FENS is the voice of European neuroscience. With 42 neuroscience member societies across 32 European countries, FENS as an organisation represents close to 23.000 European neuroscientists with a clear 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 FENS 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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Excellent science is communicated through EJN, the official scientific journal of FENS and relevant and timely information is disseminated through the FENS Trimestrial Newsletter and by targeted emails to FENS members.

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Federating numerous pan-European mono-disciplinary 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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    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. The Job market 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 EJN Young Investigator Prize 2016

    This award is donated by the EJN publisher Wiley and is given in recognition of an outstanding scientific work in any area of neuroscience to a researcher under 35 years of age at the deadline of nomination. Personal prize of £ 7,000
    Dealine for applications: 16 February 2015


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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 conference.

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    Neuroscience event calendar

    FENS, its member societies and partners organise numerous Neuroscience events througout the year. With the FENS calendar you can search specific events or use filters to identify events, schools and scientific meetings in your area. 





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Nobel winners urge European Commission not to cut funds for science

Nobel prize-winners, including John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Ingjald Moser, have written to the President of the European Commission urging him to reverse his plan to slash EU spending on research and innovation by €2.7bn.

February 25, 2015 in Neuroscience News

High-level meetings in neuroscience: Brain Conferences 2015

Don't miss the opportunity to take part in the Spring Brain Conference 2015 on Bridging Neural Mechanisms and Cognition. The application deadline is exceptionally extended to 23 February 2015.

February 16, 2015 in FENS News


The Cajal Advanced Neuroscience Training Programme 2015

A new initiative for providing advanced training in neuroscience has been launched by FENS and IBRO. Applications are now open!

February 13, 2015 in FENS News


Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

Eppendorf and the journal Science are now accepting applications for the 2015 Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology.

February 12, 2015 in Neuroscience News

Welcome message from new EJN Editors

Professor Paul Bolam (University of Oxford) and Professor John Foxe (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York), new Editors-in-Chief of the European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN), gives their welcome message to EJN readers, as they started their appointment on 1st of January 2015.

February 04, 2015 in FENS News


5th international Art of Neuroscience: competition now open

The 5th annual Art of Neuroscience competition is now accepting submissions from neuroscientists worldwide.

January 29, 2015 in Neuroscience News

YREP stipends available for training courses or exchange training stays

Young researchers from Europe and Australasia or Japan: YREP stipends available for training courses or exchange training stays

January 28, 2015 in FENS News


European Society for Neurochemistry's Conference 2015: registration now open

The ESN Conference on Molecular Mechanisms of Regulation in the Nervous System to be held 14 – 17 June 2015 in the Dorpat Conference Center in Tartu, Estonia has now open its registration process.

January 26, 2015 in Neuroscience News

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Call for symposia and technical workshop submission is open till 2 March 2015.
Support FENS and put your research on the programme of the FENS Forum 2016 in Copenhagen! 

Submit your proposal

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Apply for CAJAL Courses

The applications for the first courses of our brand new hands-on CAJAL Training Programme are open. Topics in 2015 include behavioural systems, computational neuroscience, neuro-informatics and synapse biology. Register here.

Deadline: 13 March 2015.


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EJN Best Publication Award 2015

"Best Publication Award" recognising the best research article published in EJN over the preceding two year period (2013 and 2014). Personal prize of £ 3,000.
Deadline for nominations: 31 March 2015.


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History Corner: Posters call

The call for posters on History of Neuroscience to be displayed at the FFRM is now open.

The History Corner is an exhibition of posters by students researchers in Neuroscience History at the FENS Featured Regional Meeting.

Apply here to get your poster exbhibited. Deadline: 15 May 2015.