Connecting European Neuroscience

Brain Awareness Week 2016

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

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. 

The Dana Foundation offers financial support of up to 1,000 EUR to those who organise a brain awareness event during the Brain Awareness Week in 2016 (14-20 March). The director of The Dana Foundation has approved a grant to FENS, in order to  distribute these grants within Europe in a competitive procedure. 

FENS warmly congratulates the awardees!

Click here to access the full list of Awarded BAW projects 2016


 The Brain Awareness Corner

The BAW Corner is a dedicated area where posters, selected from the 2016 FENS BAW grantees, will be presented and displayed throughout the FENS Forum 2016. You are welcome to visit and discover a few of the many BAW projects in 2016.


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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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.


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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.