Connecting European Neuroscience
FENS offers a range of state of the art platforms for interacting international researchers from the entire spectrum of neuroscience disciplines.
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In collaboration with prominent and long-standing partners of FENS, new programmes for European higher education – schools and training – will be offered every year.
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Check out the latest articles and news of EJN. All FENS members have FREE access to EJN!
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FENS calls on the European Parliament and Commission to reaffirm their commitment to the Directive.
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FENS provides its members with a full package of services to facilitate the exchange of information and enhance networking activities among neuroscientists.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are pleased to present a series of video-interviews with FENS Presidents that were produced on the occasion of the 20th anniversary celebration of FENS in 2018.
The FENS job market is an open resource for the entire neuroscience community. Individuals, partners and relevant organisations may upload information on open positions and vacancies. It provides an easy searchable overview of jobs and training, including for PhD students, post-docs, and senior staff positions and professorships.
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15 FENS-Kavli Scholars (2018-2022) has been selected. Find out more about the FENS-Kavli Scholars.
- Reduced-rate registration at the FENS Forum, FRM and The Brain Conferences
- Free abstract slot submission at SfN annual meetings
- Travel grants and stipends
- Attractive discounts on subscriptions to several top neuroscience journals
- Free online access to EJN, and a special discount rate for subscription to the print edition
Call for Nominations open in the field of Cosmology, Genetics, or Neuroscience.
The FENS and ANS travel grants recipients to facilitate the attendance of young investigators, PhD or MSc students to the 38th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society (Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland, 3-6 December 2018) have been selected.
We make FENS through our member societies. It is, thus, highly important to support our national societies. Being a member of your national society –and attending its national meeting in 2019– means being part of FENS.
October 11, 2018
FENS provides travel grants to help young investigators, PhD or MS students to attend SONA conference 2019 (24-28 March) in Lagos, Nigeria
October 03, 2018
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.
September 19, 2018
Societies & Partner News
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.
September 17, 2018
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
The Japanese Neuroscience Society will open the call for the 2019 Joseph Altman Award in Developmental Neuroscience on 1st November 2018.
September 05, 2018
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
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
Here you can search for a person who is a member of one of the FENS member societies.
We make FENS through our member societies. It is, thus, highly important to support our national societies. Being a member of your national society –and attending its national meeting in 2019– means being part of FENS. Looking forward to continuing shaping FENS together in 2019!
Carmen Sandi - FENS President
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The FENS Forum 2020 will take place in Glasgow, 11 - 15 July 2020 and hosted by the British Neuroscience Association (BNA).
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More information will be available soon on the Forum 2020 website.
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