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Travel Grants for the FENS Forum

FENS - IBRO/PERC and number of FENS members societies and partners will be offering travel grants and stipends for students and young investigators to support their attendance to the FENS Forum. Application for the travel grants is announced in December of the odd years with the deadline at the end of February of the Forum year.

FENS - IBRO/PERC Travel Grants

FENS and IBRO/PERC will jointly provide travel grants for students and young investigators to attend the FENS Forum 2018. 

The successful travel grant applicants for FENS Forum 2018 have now been announced.  

Application for the FENS – IBRO/PERC Travel Grants opened at the time of registration for the FENS Forum 2018 on 1 December 2017 and closed at midnight (HAST) on 13 February 2018.

Travel Grants (€ 750 each) are offered to the participants of the FENS Forum 2018. Online applications can be submitted during the time of registration for the FENS Forum 2018. 

Click here to register for FENS Forum 2018 apply for a FENS IBRO/PERC travel grant

Please note that following the application for a FENS - IBRO/PERC Travel Grant you can also apply for the Young Investigator Training Programme (YITP is a summer research stay programme in German laboratories. Please see YITP page for more information on this programme).


  • -       You are a PhD student or a postdoctoral fellow
  • -       You have registered for the FENS Forum 2018
  • -       You have submitted an abstract as 1st author
  • -       You​ have at least one PubMed registered publication
  • -       You​ have to receive support from your current supervisor/PI

You are not eligible to apply if:

-       You are residing in the country where the Forum is taking place

-       You have received a FENS IBRO/PERC travel grant for the previous Forum 2016 (list of recipients)


As soon as you have completed your application, an e-mail will be sent to the person that you designated to support your candidature (supervisor or department head). This person will submit his/her support for candidature electronically (no letter of recommendation required). Please make sure that you have received his/her consent beforehand, that the ​e-mail address is correct and that you apply early enough to leave time for this person to submit his/her agreement electronically before the deadline midnight (HAST) on 15 February 2018.


Deadline for submission: Midnight (HAST) of 13 February 2018

Deadline for supervisor's support: Midnight (HAST) of 15 February 2018


Applicants will be informed about their successful application in early April 2018.

The FENS – IBRO/PERC Travel Grants will be disbursed at the FENS booth during the FENS Forum 2018.


A number of travel grants to attend the FENS Forum 2018 are offered by several of FENS member societies and SfN. Please check the links below for the details, as each society has different eligibility criteria and deadlines for application:

Austrian Neuroscience Association - ANA​ will sponsor 5 travel grants for its student members

Belgian Society for Neuroscience - BSN​ is offering 6 stipends to members of the Belgian Society for Neuroscience 

British Neuroscience Association - BN​A is offering a selection of travel grants to members of the British Neuroscience Association 

French Neuroscience Society​ - 25 travel grants are offered to student members of the French Neuroscience Society 

German Neuroscience Society​ - GNS is offering 30 travel grants to members of the German Neurosecience Society 

Hellenic Society for Neuroscience​ - more information will be available on their webpage 

Italian Society for Neuroscience - SINS will award 10 travel grants for the Forum in Berlin

National Neuroscience Society of Romania - SNN is offering 3 travel grants to scientists affiliated with a Romanian institution 

Neuroscience Ireland - NSI is offering 10 travel bursaries for young NSI members to attend the Forum

Polish Neuroscience Society​ - PTBUN will award 6 travel trants to support young investigators attending the FENS Forum 2018

Society for Neuroscience​ - SfN is offering 15 travel awards to members from the United States, Canada, and Mexico

Spanish Society for Neuroscience - SENC is offering 30 travel grants for those attending FENS forum in Berlin