Connecting European Neuroscience

Brain Awareness Week

The Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.

Join us for Brain Awareness Week 2020

16 - 21 March












Due to the latest COVID-19 developments, a number of Brain Awareness Week events are being postponed or canceled. Please check with the local organiser.
See here FENS statement regarding the COVID-19 developments


The Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is an opportunity to let people know about the progress that is being done in brain research as well as progress in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the brain, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, stroke, schizophrenia and depression. 

FENS, on behalf of the Dana Foundation, offers financial support of up to 1,000 EUR to event organisers within Europe during the Brain Awareness Week. Proposals are subject to a highly rigorous and competitive selection process.

FENS is happy to announce that the Dana Foundation once more allocated funds for the support of European BAW projects in 2020. 

Congratulations to the 2020 BAW grant winners!


 To know how brain research was celebrated in Europe in 2019, have a look at the annual report of BAW events funded by FENS and the Dana Foundation.

For enquiries, please contact: 

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Downloadable BAW material

Are you a Brain Awareness Week partner?

The Dana Foundation developed a series of downloadable outreach materials for adults and children; incluing puzzles and fact sheets. Some are available in various languages.

Download materials and use them during your BAW event.


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Advertise your event on the BAW Calendar

Organising an event during Brain Awareness Week?

FENS and the Dana Foundation would like to encourage you to increase your BAW event's exposure by listing it on the BAW calendar. You can also add it to the outreach section of the FENS calendar.