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.

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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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Downloadable BAW material

Are you a Brain Awareness Week partner?

The Dana Foundation developed a new series of downloadable outreach materials for children and adults. Materials include puzzles and fact sheets, some of which have been translated into several languages.

Download and print materials directly from the Dana website and share them with your audience.


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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

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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.