Connecting European Neuroscience


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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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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FENS offers travel grants for the 13th Biennial Conference of Chinese Neuroscience Society

FENS provides travel grants to help young investigators, PhD or MSc students to attend the 13th Biennial Conference of Chinese Neuroscience Society (Jinji Lake International Convention Centre, Suzhou, China, 10-13 October 2019).

April 30, 2019 in FENS News


FENS travel grants for SfN 2019

FENS is offering 10 travel grants of  EUR 2,000 each to attend the annual meeting of the SfN (19 – 23 October 2019) in Chicago.

April 15, 2019 in FENS News


FENS member slots available for the SfN 2019 Annual Meeting

Are you planning to attend SfN 2019? Request your ISM slot to present your abstract and register at member rates.

April 04, 2019 in FENS News


New FENS member benefit: get access to SfN’s Neuronline platform

April 02, 2019 in FENS News


IBRO 2019 travel grant awardees announcement

The travel grant recipients to attend the IBRO World Congress 2019 in Daegu, South Korea have been selected. FENS warmly congratulates the successful applicants.

April 02, 2019 in FENS News


The FRM 2019 travel grant awardees have been selected

The travel grant awardees to attend the next FENS Regional meeting - Belgrade, Serbia, 10 - 13 July 2019 - have been selected. The grants are generously offered by FENS, IBRO-PERC and the German Neuroscience Society.

March 19, 2019 in FENS News


The 9th annual Art of Neuroscience competition is open for submissions

The Art of Neuroscience is an international competition open to scientists and artists worldwide. The deadline for this year's competition is 15 May 2019.

March 19, 2019 in Neuroscience News

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

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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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Boost your technical skills

Apply to the Cajal hands-on course on:

Advanced Techniques for Synapse Biology
13 October – 1 November
Bordeaux Neurocampus

Deadline: 17 June