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
We are delighted to announce the composition of the FENS Forum 2022 Programme Committee! Find out who will be preparing the scientific programme of the next edition of the Forum, which will take place on 9-13 July 2022, in Paris (France).
Read here a January 2021 update in the FENS administration.
Four NENS Clusters have been selected has part of the first call for Education and Training Clusters, launched in Autumn 2020.
January 19, 2021
The call for nominations for the ALBA-FKNE Diversity Award 2021 is now open! Send your nominations by 8 March 2021.
January 18, 2021
Are you planning a Brain Awareness Week 2021 event? Support is available!
New deadline to apply: 18 January, noon CET
January 14, 2021
FENS is proud to announce its endorsement of the ALBA Declaration on Equity and Inclusion. Established by the ALBA Network, this declaration is a commitment towards making the brain research community more inclusive.
January 12, 2021
Registration is now open for the next Brain Prize Meeting "Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Mechanisms and Pathways to Treatment", held as a virtual meeting on 1-4 March 2021.
January 12, 2021
Societies & Partner News
FENS members can register for the Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society in 2021 at special rates.
January 11, 2021
Celebrate the 400th anniversary of Thomas Willis's birth by learning more about the impact Willis and his work had on neuroscience! Watch this space every Monday for new content by the University of Oxford.
January 11, 2021
Are you attending SfN Global Connectome: A Virtual Event on 11-13 January 2021? Drop by our booth and learn more about our upcoming activities.
January 04, 2021
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"Dear colleagues, dear friends,
As we approach the end of a quite unprecedented year, I would like to begin by sharing my heartfelt hopes with all of you for 2021.
The current period is also an opportunity for FENS to prepare its strategic plan for 2022-2030. We have launched an internal review process to assess the strengths and weaknesses of its functioning and are very much looking forward to receiving the advice of our member societies so as to better understand their vision of FENS for the future. In this context, we would also be happy to get feedback and suggestions from all neuroscientists who are welcome to express their opinions and thoughts to FENS directly. The participation of early-career neuroscientists, students or post-docs, is strongly encouraged. FENS will launch a call for input in 2021.
The end of the year is a time of warm feelings and joy with family and friends. Our large family is that of neuroscience and I am confident that, in many different ways, with lots of ideas and creativity, we will all be able to celebrate the end of 2020. We will look back on 2020 and realise how much we have learnt from this special year. One way to do so in science is to increase interactions, exchanges and collaborations: I invite you to take part in your upcoming society meetings, FRM and the Forum and help us demonstrate that, as a borderless community, we do better.
I wish you and your loved ones all the well-deserved joys of the season and true happiness for the coming year."
Jean-Antoine GiraultFENS President 2020-2022
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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.
FENS is compiling a list of online resources intended to help the neuroscience community cope with the current situation. Have a look at this list and share your contributions!
View the resources here
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