Connecting European Neuroscience

European History of Neuroscience Online Projects

This initiative aims to create a virtual public platform for hosting autobiographies, videos, pictures and other electronic materials relating to renowned European neuroscientists and their work.

Congratulations to the 2017 History Online Project Grant Awardees!

The FENS History Committee organises annual calls for European History of Neuroscience Projects, to document the history and development of neuroscience in Europe.

The best projects are selected for support of up to €1,500 (a detailed budget is expected). The grants prioritise projects in which historic material such as films, photos, images or histological slides are presented on the web.

Projects should be completed within 1-2 years and are posted on a dedicated online platform.

To celebrate the upcoming 20th anniversary of FENS, this year's projects are highly encouraged to be focused on the founding fathers of Neuroscience in Europe or the key discoveries in European history which lead to the development of neuroscience as we know it today. In addition, each granted project will be asked to produce a poster for the History Corner at the FENS Forum 2018 in Berlin.


Get inspired by browsing through
the online platform
the list of awarded projects


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Virtual platform

Access the virtual platform of history online projects, which includes autobiographies, videos, pictures and other electronic materials about illustrious neuroscientists of Europe and their distinguished work.


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Videos of History Seminar

Watch the seminar "History of Understanding of the Cerebral Cortex" on FENS Youtube Channel.

Learn about the work of Galileo in the 17th Century, the history of binocular vision or the stories hiding behind the histological slides in the Sherrington Box.