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 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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    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 extended until 27 April 2015.


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    Grants & Stipends opportunities

    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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ISM slots at the SfN meeting in Chicago 2015

FENS members can register and present an abstract for the SfN annual meeting on the same conditions as regular members of SfN.

April 01, 2015 in FENS News


PERC-FENS travel grant winners announced

FENS congratulates all PERC-FENS travel grant winners for their successful applications.

March 25, 2015 in FENS News


2014 Nobel Prize Laureate of Physiology or Medicine to open FFRM 2015 in Greece

An international conference on neuroscience organised by the National Hellenic, Israeli and Serbian Neuroscience Societies.

March 24, 2015 in FENS News


FENS joins EARA to support the responsible use of animals in research

On the 22nd of January 2015 FENS joined forces with the European Animal Research Association (EARA), a communication and advocacy organisation whose mission is to uphold the interests of basic and biomedical research and healthcare development across Europe.

March 17, 2015 in FENS News


The Brain Awareness Week celebrates its 20 years

Just a week away from the 20th anniversary celebration of Brain Awareness Week, taking place on the 16-22 March 2015.

March 10, 2015 in Societies & Partner News

Societies & Partner News

The first Nordic Neuroscience Meeting

The first Nordic Neuroscience conference will take place in Trondheim, Norway, the 10 - 12 June 2015.

March 10, 2015 in Neuroscience News

The Brain Prize 2015 awarded

Neuroscience’s answer to the Nobel Prize - The Brain Prize - goes to four brain researchers for the invention, development and application of the revolutionary technique two-photon microscopy.

March 09, 2015 in Societies & Partner News

Societies & Partner News

FENS supports the EU Directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes

On 3 March 2015 the European Commission registered a Citizen Initiative called “Stop Vivisection”. The aim of this initiative is to obtain the immediate abolition of animal research in Europe.

March 06, 2015 in FENS News


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Attend the SfN in Chicago

Did you know that FENS members can register and submit abstracts to attend the SfN annual meeting in Chicago on regular member conditions?

Abstract Submission: opens from 16 April and closes on 7 May, 5:00 p.m. (EDT). 

Apply for your ISM code today!

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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 extended until 27 April 2015.


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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: 9 May 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.