Connecting European Neuroscience

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Welcome

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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Meetings

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 addition, 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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Societies

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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  • Brain Awareness Week Sticker Design Contest launched

    The Dana Foundation invites you to enter the Brain Awareness Week Sticker Design Contest for the chance to have your creation become the sticker for the 2019 campaign, 11-17 March.

  • Improving Openness in Animal Research in Germany: second workshop announced

    The European Animal Research Association (EARA) with the support of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), invite to you to discuss improving openness in communications with the general public, political decision makers and opinion formers in Germany on animal research.

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EJN Editorial on Neuroscience without borders: Preserving the history of neuroscience

The paper is written by the FENS History Committee (2016-2018), in collaboration with FENS and IBRO Presidents, and with the input of Professor Gordon Shepherd. It reflects the activities organised and actions taken by the History Committee to preserve the European History of Neuroscience and promote its importance for modern research.

September 10, 2018 in FENS News

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Call for the 2019 Joseph Altman Award in Developmental Neuroscience

The Japanese Neuroscience Society will open the call for the 2019 Joseph Altman Award in Developmental Neuroscience on 1st November 2018.

September 05, 2018 in Neuroscience News

FRM 2019: Deadline for Symposia proposals extended

Deadline extended: proposals for symposia for the FENS Regional Meeting 2019 (FRM2019) that will take place in Belgrade, Serbia, 10-13 July 2019.

September 03, 2018 in FENS News

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The Human Brain Project (HBP) launched the Infrastructure Voucher Programme Call

The Human Brain Project is opening its expertise and skills to researchers and groups around the world through a new voucher programme.

August 30, 2018 in Neuroscience News

2019 Goettingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society announced

The website for registration and abstract submission for the 13th Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society (20 - 23 March 2019) will open on 27 August 2018.

August 22, 2018 in Neuroscience News

FENS supports the call for increased funding in the 9th European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

FENS supports the call for increased funding as outlined in the document “Counting down to Zero: Towards a future with underfunded health research?” presented by the European Brain Council.

August 21, 2018 in FENS News

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Addendum to FENS and SfN statement in strong support of Prof. Logothetis

Addendum to FENS and SfN statement in strong support of Prof. Logothetis

August 17, 2018 in FENS News

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A transatlantic cooperation for enriched neuroscience training

The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) are delighted to announce their strategic collaboration on priority areas including scientific training and career development. The two organizations recognize the importance of thinking globally about science and the enrichment that comes from a global perspective.

August 07, 2018 in FENS News

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Message from the FENS President

"During my term, I would like to ensure representation of all neuroscientific disciplines at our meetings, applying special actions to incorporate underrepresented fields. Another important focus will be promoting gender equality and reinforcing networks and activities for young investigators."

Carmen Sandi - FENS President

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FRM 2019: Call for Symposia and Workshops open

The next FENS Regional meeting will take place in Belgrade, Serbia, 10 - 13 July 2019.

Key dates:

Extended deadline for Symposia proposals: 20 September 2018.

Call for abstracts, early registration open: 1 November 2018.

FENS Travel Grant applications open: 1 December 2018.

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Funding for History Online Projects

This call provides grants for outstanding projects whose aim is to document the history and development of neuroscience in Europe.

Deadline: 1 October 2018

Apply here to fund your project.

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