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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FENS 2018 travel grant offered by Proteintech: winners announced

Congratulations to the 4 winners of the 2018 FENS travel grants offered by Proteintech.

March 12, 2018 in Neuroscience News

The Brain Prize 2018: Alzheimer’s researchers win world’s top brain research prize

Four neuroscientists working in the UK, Belgium and Germany have today (6 March) won the world’s most valuable prize for brain research.

March 06, 2018 in Societies & Partner News

Societies & Partner News

FENS Forum Travel Award winners announced

FENS warmly congratulates the fifteen applicants, members of the Society for Neuroscience, who have been awarded a travel grant by SfN to attend the FENS Forum 2018 (7-11 July, Berlin, Germany).

March 05, 2018 in FENS News


Come meet your Editors! Make your Plans for 2018

EJN editors will attend several conferences this year. Have a look and get the chance to meet them.

February 21, 2018 in FENS News


Message from the President

The deadline for early registration and abstracts for presentations at the FENS Forum looms, and we find ourselves in the midst of a surge of submissions. This is no surprise - the 20th Anniversary of FENS at the Berlin Forum (7-11 July 2018) is destined to be a wonderful celebration of neuroscience. It’s going to be THE neuroscience meeting of 2018.

February 13, 2018 in FENS News


EARA is recruiting for a Stakeholder Engagement Officer

Under the management of the Executive Director, the role holder will oversee the planning, implementation, and delivery of specific short-term and long-term EARA advocacy and public engagement projects in Germany, Belgium, Portugal and other countries as directed.

February 01, 2018 in Neuroscience News

Obituary Larry Weiskrantz

Larry Weiskrantz, the pre-eminent neuropsychologist, founding member and twice President of EBBS which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and former chair of the Department of Psychology in Oxford died recently.

February 01, 2018 in Neuroscience News

The travel grant awardees to attend the JNS meeting in 2018 have been selected

FENS provided four travel grants to help young investigators, PhD or MSc students to attend the 41th Annual Meeting of Japan Neuroscience Society (New Horizon of Neuroscience, 26-29 July 2018, Kobe Convention Center, Japan).

January 26, 2018 in FENS News


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Message from the FENS President

The deadline for early registration and abstracts for presentations at the FENS Forum looms, and we find ourselves in the midst of a surge of submissions.

Come and join us at a spectacular neuroscience meeting and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of FENS.

Barry Everitt - President of FENS

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Forum 2018

Still time to register!

Deadline for regular registration: 20 June 2018.
On-site registration available.

Forum 2018 Website for detailed information


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Boost your technical skills

The following Cajal hands-on courses are open for application:

Behaviour of Neural Systems
15 July – 4 August 2018

Deadline: 2 April

Computational Neuroscience
12 August – 1 September 2018

Deadline: 2 April

Advanced Imaging Methods for Cellular Neuroscience
10-28 September 2018

Deadline: 14 May