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Travel Grants for the FENS Forum 2020

FENS, IBRO/PERC and a number of FENS members societies and partners are offering travel grants and stipends for students and early career investigators to support their attendance of the FENS Forum 2020. The deadline to submit your application is 18 February 2020.

FENS - IBRO/PERC Travel Grants

FENS and IBRO/PERC are jointly offering travel grants of €750 for students and early career investigators to attend the FENS Forum 2020. 

Applications for a FENS – IBRO/PERC Travel Grant should be submitted by 18 February 2020 (midnight HAST). Note that the deadline for travel grant applications will be strictly applied and will not be postponed.

Visit the Forum 2020 website to register for the Forum and apply for a FENS-IBRO/PERC travel grant!

Eligibility Criteria for the FENS - IBRO/PERC Travel Grants

- You are a PhD student or a postdoctoral fellow

- You have registered for the FENS Forum 2020

- You have submitted an abstract as first author

- You​ are able to receive support from your current supervisor/PI

You are not eligible to apply if:

- You reside in the country where the Forum is taking place

- You have received a FENS IBRO/PERC travel grant for the previous Forum 2018 (list of recipients)

Important information

- You will be asked to designate your supervisor or department head to support your application. You should make sure that you apply early enough to leave time for this person to submit his/her agreement electronically before the deadline on 20 February 2020 at midnight (HAST).

- Applicants will be informed about the success of their application in mid-March 2020.

- The FENS – IBRO/PERC Travel Grants will be paid by bank transfer after the winner has presented themselves personally at the FENS booth during the FENS Forum 2020.

Key Dates

- Deadline for submission: 18 February 2020 (midnight HAST)

- Deadline for supervisor's support: 20 February 2020 (midnight HAST)

- Announcement of travel grant recipients: mid-March 2020

Please note that following your 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 taking place in British laboratories. Further information can be found on the Forum website.


A number of travel grants to attend the FENS Forum 2020 are offered by FENS member societies and partners. Please check the links below for details, as each organisation has different eligibility criteria and deadlines for application:

FENS member societies travel grants

Belgian Society for Neuroscience

The BSN society will offer 6 travel grants of 500 euros to their members.

The deadline for application is 1 March 2020.

European Brain and Behaviour Society

EBBS offers 5 travel awards: 1 for a post-doc and 4 for PhD students. 

Deadline: 17 February 2020

European Sleep Research Society

The Board of the European Sleep Research Society has established a fund to support early career researchers within Europe.

The deadline for applications is 31 January 2020.

European Society for Neurochemistry (applications closed)

The deadline for applications was January 15, 2020.

German Neuroscience Society

Travel grant amount: 500 Euro

Application deadline: 3 February 2020 (midnight CET)

International Behavioural And Neural Genetics Society

IBANGS has established a travel award of $500 to assist trainees.

Application deadline: 31 January 2020

Italian Society for Neuroscience

The Italian Society for Neuroscience (SINS) will award 10 stipends to its pre-doctoral and postdoctoral members for the participation to the 12th FENS Forum of Neuroscience, Glasgow (UK).

The deadline to apply is 30 March 2020.

Lithuanian Neuroscience Association

The LNA has a stipend fund that can be used for attendance to the Forum.

Travel grant amount: 1000 Euro/year

Application procedures: every quarter, the applicant has to provide an application with two recommendations.

Polish Neuroscience Society

The Polish Neuroscience Society is offering 6 travel grants. 

Deadline: 31 January 2020

Sociedad Española de Neurociencia

The Spanish Society for Neuroscience (SENC) will offer 32 travel grants (400 euros each) for young scientists attending the 2020 FENS Forum.

The call is open from until February 20th 2020.

Sociedade Portuguesa de Neurociências

SPN will offer 10 travel awards of 500€ to 5 Master degree or PhD students and 5 Postdoctoral fellows. 

Application deadline: 25 February 2020

Société des Neurosciences

The French Neuroscience Society offers 20 travel grants of 500 EUR.

Application deadline: 3 February 2020


Partner travel grants

Japan Neuroscience Society (applications closed)

The Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS) and FENS support travel and/or accommodation costs of their members associated with participation in respective JNS or FENS Meetings under the FENS-JNS agreement to facilitate science exchange among their members.

The deadline to apply was 8 January 2020.


4 x €500 travel grants to attend the 2020 FENS Forum are offered.

The deadline to apply is 31 January 2020.

Society for Neuroscience

SfN will provide fifteen awards in the amount of $2,500 to members from the United States, Canada and Mexico to attend the biannual FENS Forum.

Submissions open on 20 February 2020 and the deadline for applications is 12 March 2020.

Ulysses Neuroscience Ltd Minerva travel award

The first Minerva award of €500 will support travel to the 12th FENS Forum of Neuroscience.

Deadline: 29 February 2020