Connecting European Neuroscience


FENS is the voice of European neuroscience. With 43 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.  

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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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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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Alison Abbott, European Science Journalist of the year

FENS would like to extend its warmest congratulations to Alison Abbott, joint winner of the European Science Journalist of the Year award in print and online category, delivered by the Association of British Science Writers.

August 16, 2019 in FENS News


CAJAL Treasurer voluntary position

The Cajal Advanced Neuroscience Training Programme is requesting nominations for a Treasurer, on a voluntary two-year basis. Deadline for nominations: 20 September 2019.

August 06, 2019 in FENS News


The Cajal programme is recruiting an Executive Manager

The Cajal Advanced Neuroscience Training Programme is recruiting an Executive Manager (half-time) to lead the management and continued growth of the organisation. Deadline for application 20 September 2019.

August 02, 2019 in FENS News


CARE Technician travel grants 2019

FENS-CARE is offering 5 travel grants to support training in the context of the implementation of the European Directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes. Deadline for application: 30 September 2019.

July 31, 2019 in FENS News


INCF Training Space

The INCF TrainingSpace is continuously updated with new neuroscience educational materials. INCF is also organising 3 training events in collaboration with The Virtual Brain and HBP on 31 August.

July 26, 2019 in FENS News


Eric Kandel Prize 2019

The Hertie Foundation and FENS have awarded the Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize to Dr Ahrens, on the occasion of World Brain Day.

July 22, 2019 in FENS News


History of Neuroscience Call for Projects 2019

Call now open for projects celebrating the history of neuroscience. Selected projects will receive a financial support and will present their project at the History Corner at the FENS Forum 2020.

July 18, 2019 in FENS News


The Brain Prize Meeting

The Brain Prize Meeting 2019 will take place on 25-27 November 2019 in Copenhagen. With international keynote speakers including the 2019 Prize winners, this Meeting aims to bring a broad range of researchers to discuss why small vessel disease has emerged as a major contributor to dementia worldwide. Registration and call for abstracts now open.

July 18, 2019 in Societies & Partner News

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Message from the FENS President

"We are now only one year away from our next FENS Forum, which will take place in July 2020 in Glasgow!
Stay tuned for the Forum programme and 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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