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 Forum

    2-6 July 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark

    The FENS Forum 2016 facilitates and promotes the exchange of knowledge and neuroscience research. 

    Benefit from reduced rates registering as a FENS member


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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. It 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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    Stipends & Grants opportunities

    FENS and its partners offer travel grants and stipends for students and early career scientists to attend FENS educational programmes and meetings.

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    EJN and other awards

    See the full overview of FENS awards for neuroscientists under FENS Awards page.

    The FENS Award Directory lists upcoming and recurring awards donated by other granting agencies. FENS invites all granting bodies to announce their neuroscience awards here. The award directory presents an overview of neuroscience awards all over Europe. This service is free of charge.





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Publish your research in a new EJN Special Issue

Call for papers: "Neurobiological and psychological modulators of multi-component behaviour"

May 11, 2016 in FENS News


Launch of BNA new neuroscience journal and open call for first Editor-in-Chief

The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) is excited to announce the forthcoming launch of a new international journal, 'Brain and Neuroscience Advances', and also invites nominations for the first Editor-in-Chief.

May 10, 2016 in Neuroscience News

6th Art of Neuroscience competition

The 2016 competition is open for submission. Deadline: 15 May 2016

May 02, 2016 in Neuroscience News

La Fondation Motrice announces its call for projects 2016/2017

La Fondation Motrice, a foundation dedicated to research on Cerebral Palsy announces its 2016/2017 call for projects. A total budget of €400,000 (for five to ten projects) will be divided between 2 distinct calls.

April 26, 2016 in Neuroscience News

DENDRITES 2016: still time to register

Travel fellowships and extended early registration for Dendrites 2016.

April 25, 2016 in Neuroscience News

Belgian research organisations unite in support of animal research

FENS has signed the Statement in support of animal research and a transparent approach in Belgium to mark World Day for Laboratory Animals (24 April).

April 22, 2016 in FENS News


SONA 2017 Conference

The Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA) is the largest organisation of Neuroscientists on the African continent and serves as the umbrella organisation for all African national neuroscience societies. Calls for Symposia are now open.

April 19, 2016 in Neuroscience News

Abstract submission is now open for Neuroscience 2016

Are you planning to attend the SfN in San Diego? Request an ISM slot to register and present your abstract as a FENS member.

April 15, 2016 in Societies & Partner News

Societies & Partner 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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Apply for CAJAL Courses 2016

Topics include Nutrition and Brain functionsThe Hippocampus: from Circuits to Cognition and the CAJAL-ISN course - Glial cells in health and disease.

Stipends are available.

Deadlines: 27 June - 11 July 2016 - 29 July 2016



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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 now open.

Deadlines: 22 June 2016 - 20 July