Connecting European Neuroscience

Brain Awareness Week

The Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.

Join us on 12-18 March for the Brain Awareness Week 2018













The Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is an opportunity to let people know about the progress that are being done in brain research as well as progress in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the brain, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, stroke, schizophrenia and depression. 

FENS, on behalf of the Dana Foundation, offers financial support of up to 1,000 EUR to event organisers within Europe during the Brain Awareness Week. Proposals are subject to a highly rigorous and competitive selection process.

FENS is happy to announce that the Dana Foundation once more allocated funds for the support of European BAW projects in 2018. 

Congratulations to the Dana/FENS BAW grant awardees 2018!

In need of inspiration? Have a look at the report on projects funded for BAW 2017


For enquiries, please contact: 


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In 2015, the Brain Awareness Week Celebrated 20 Years of Outreach

To mark the occasion, the Dana Foundation produced a video that looks back on BAW's 20 years of education and outreach about the brain. The video features many of the photographs you've shared with us over the years, from BAW events around the globe.

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Advertise your event on the BAW Calendar

Organising an event during Brain Awareness Week?

FENS and the Dana Foundation would like to encourage you to increase your BAW event's exposure by listing it on the BAW calendar. You can also add it to the outreach section of the FENS calendar.


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Downloadable BAW material

Are you a Brain Awareness Week partner?

The Dana Foundation developed a series of downloadable outreach materials for children and adults; incluing puzzles and fact sheets. Some are available in various languages.

Download materials and use them during your BAW event.


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The Committee on Animals in Research (CARE)

The Committee on Animals in Research (CARE) advises FENS on the responsible use of animals in neuroscience research. It supports the development of resources on animals in research for FENS and promotes the public education in matters related to the use of animals in neuroscience.

Go to CARE