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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EBRA Call for Cluster launched

EBRA consortium is launching a Call for Clusters to promote co-operation and exchange between brain research projects and networks, and thus enable or enhance international collaboration and the emergence of development of clusters in all areas of brain research.

March 18, 2019 in Societies & Partner News

Societies & Partner News

FENS and EJN announce the winners of the FENS EJN Award 2020 and the FENS EJN Young Investigator Prize 2020

Warm congratulations to Prof. Seth Grant and Dr. Laurence Hunt, awarded respectively the FENS EJN Award and the FENS EJN Young Investigator Prize 2020.

March 15, 2019 in FENS News

FENS News

President's message

Stay tuned for upcoming news through the FENS website and social media, and be part of this vibrant neuroscientific community! As you know, FENS provides important membership benefits and opportunities in higher education and training, meetings, exchange programmes, and many other occasions for scientific interactions.

March 14, 2019 in FENS News

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The Brain Prize 2019 awarded

The Lundbeck Foundation Brain Prize announces that The Brain Prize 2019 is awarded to four French neuroscientists: Professor Marie-Germaine Bousser, Professor Hugues Chabriat, Dr Anne Joutel and Professor Elisabeth Tournier-Lasserve.

March 05, 2019 in Societies & Partner News

Societies & Partner News

FENS won the IAPCO Driving Excellence Regional Client Award

FENS has been awarded the IAPCO Driving Excellence Award for 2018 Regional Client for the FENS Forum 2018 in Berlin.

February 26, 2019 in FENS News

FENS News

NeuroFrance 2019

The French Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting: 22-24 May, Marseille, France.

February 13, 2019 in Neuroscience News

Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize 2019: call for nominations now open

The Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize awarded by the Hertie Foundation and FENS recognises the work of outstanding young scientists in the field of neuroscience and helps advance their careers as researchers.

February 01, 2019 in FENS News

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Message from the FENS President

"I would like to send you, and your families, my warmest wishes for the holiday season. I feel privileged to be part of this vibrant FENS community and look forward to working with you all towards its continued growth and success in 2019."

December 19, 2018 in FENS News

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Message from the FENS President

"Stay tuned for upcoming news through the FENS website and social media, and be part of this vibrant neuroscientific community! As you know, FENS provides important membership benefits and opportunities in higher education and training, meetings, exchange programmes, and many other occasions for scientific interactions".

Carmen Sandi - FENS President

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NENS exchange grants available

The NENS exchange grants of up to 3.000 EUR are meant for MSc and PhD students registered within NENS member schools or programmes. Applicants are expected to spend a period of one to three months at a NENS member school of their choice in a different European country for the purpose of methodological training.

Application deadline: 15 April 2019

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