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 44 neuroscience member societies across 33 European countries, FENS as an organisation represents 20,000 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. It publishes papers on a broad range of topics, aiming to advance our understanding of the nervous system in health and disease.
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.
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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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.These films were created by Malcolm Love at Solid Gold Hat Ltd.
- 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
FENS is seeking an enthusiastic, creative and multi-skilled intern with a keen interest in science communication to support the implementation of FENS’ communication strategy.
Full-time position, based in the FENS office in Brussels. Deadline: 15 November 2020
FENS fully supports the strong calls from the European Parliament and the EU Research and Innovation community for an increase of the Horizon Europe budget.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brain Conferences set to take place in April have been postponed until October 2021.
October 16, 2020
How can we improve the way we do neuroscience? Credibility, sustainability, diversity, responsible science... Check out all your ideas!
October 15, 2020
Read about holding a virtual international scientific meeting this year– what worked, what didn’t and what was learned for the future.
IBRO seeks an experienced association executive or experienced executive-scientist to serve as its next Executive Director.
The Executive Director, along with IBRO’s offices and staff are located in Paris, France. The position closes on 31 October 2020.
October 14, 2020
Societies & Partner News
The annual history of neuroscience call for online projects is now open!
You have until 15 December to submit your project documenting the history and development of neuroscience. Funding available.
October 12, 2020
#FENSFriday is gradually coming to an end: download the graphic recording of Karl Deisseroth's closing lecture at the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum.
October 02, 2020
The FENS Communication Committee and the European Journal of Neuroscience Editorial board are delighted to announce the winner of the FENS-EJN Image Competition!
October 01, 2020
Jean-Antoine Girault (France) is the FENS President for 2020-2022.
"It is a real honour to be FENS President and I am looking forward to serving FENS and the neuroscience community." Read his message and find out more about Jean-Antoine's plans for FENS in the coming two years.
Following the COVID-19 advice of the Belgian government, the FENS team is working from home until further notice.To contact us, please send us an email as we may not always be reachable through the office phone.
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"Dear colleagues, dear friends,
It is a real honour to be FENS President and I am looking forward to serving FENS and the neuroscience community over these coming two years, together with Secretary General, Dóra Reglődi, Treasurer, Harm Krugers, and our other colleagues. [...]
FENS is now a large and efficient organisation that does its best to serve the neuroscience community and promote neuroscience across Europe and beyond. Many FENS activities, in the same way as our members’ and partners’, are being impacted by the current context and our first objective therefore is to make sure they all recover and can be developed further, learning when possible from the current difficulties. As the future remains uncertain, FENS will continue developing activities and initiatives to support its members and the neuroscience community. [...]
I would very much appreciate your feedback and suggestions on the issues mentioned above and any others. I look forward to working with the FENS community, and I wish you, your families and colleagues good health."
Jean-Antoine GiraultFENS President 2020-2022
The next FENS Regional meeting will take place in Krakow, Poland on 25-27 August 2021.
Submit your proposal for symposia by 20 October 2020.
FENS is compiling a list of online resources intended to help the neuroscience community cope with the current situation. These initiatives can include educational materials, online events, platforms and other tools useful in these difficult times. Have a look at this list and share your contributions!
View the resources here
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