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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  • FRM 2017 travel grants available

    The application for the FRM 2017 travel grants is now open. Deadline: 30 April 2017.

  • FENS EJN Young Investigator Prize 2018

    This biennial prize sponsored by Wiley, publishers of EJN, will be given in recognition of outstanding scientific work in any area of neuroscience. Personal Prize £ 7 000. Deadline for application: 13 February 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). Nominations are open. Deadline: 31 March 2017.

January 05, 2017 in FENS News


FENS wishes you happy holiday season and a successful 2017

Message from FENS President Barry Everitt FRS, FMedSci

December 20, 2016 in FENS News


Brain Awareness Week 2017: call for projects launched

FENS offers financial support of up to 1,000 EUR to those who organise an event during the Brain Awareness Week within Europe.

December 16, 2016 in FENS News


Paris will host the FENS Forum of Neuroscience 2022

On 29 - 30 November the FENS Governing Council met in Brussels for its annual meeting.

December 09, 2016 in FENS News


FENS offers travel grants for the Annual Meeting of Japan Neuroscience Society in 2017

FENS provides 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).

December 08, 2016 in FENS News


Webinar on "Open Access and the Future of Research Publishing: What Societies Need to Know"

Wiley has organized an Open Access webinar on Friday, 16 December at 10 a.m. EST / 3 p.m. GMT.

December 05, 2016 in Neuroscience News

Claire Wyart wins the New-York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Robertson Award

Congratulations to our FENS-Kavli Scholar Claire Wyart who won the New-York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Robertson Award.

December 05, 2016 in FENS News


2016 Science Educator of the Year Award

Dr. Norbert Myslinski is the 2016 Recipient of the prestigious Science Educator of the Year Award presented by the Society for Neuroscience.

November 28, 2016 in Neuroscience News

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Learning, Memory and Synaptic Plasticity

23-26 April 2017, Rungstedgaard, North of Copenhagen, Denmark

Early registration deadline: 23 January 2017.

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Apply for our Summer School on Neuromodulation

FENS-SfN Summer School 2017 on Chemical Neuromodulation: Neurobiological, Neurocomputational, Behavioural and Clinical Aspects is co-chaired by Prof. Trevor W. Robbins and Prof. Martin Sarter.

18-24 June 2017 - Bertinoro, Italy.

Stipends are available!

Deadline: 13 February 2017. 


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ENCODS 2017: Registration is now 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)

Application deadline: 15 February 2017.