Connecting European Neuroscience

Slots in NENS Courses in 2018

In partnership with IBRO-PERC, FENS has launched this initiative to support MSc and PhD neuroscience students - European and non-European - to broaden their knowledge and acquire international experience by participating in short courses organised by the NENS schools.

The FENS and IBRO-PERC stipends of 750 EUR each are intended to cover travel and accomodation costs for master of PhD students (European and non-European) interested to attend short courses outside the country where they are studying or residing.


Awarded NENS school courses and students in 2018:


  • > Winter School Ethics and Neuroscience (Berlin, Germany, 19-23 February 2018):  International Master Program Computational Neuroscience, Berlin, Germany.  The FENS and IBRO-PERC stipend awardees to attend the Winter School Ethics and Neuroscience are:
  •          - Bernardo Costa Neves (Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade da Lisboa, Portugal);
  •          - Redas Dulinskas (Vilnius University, Lithuania);
  •          - Anastasiya Lado (Belarusian State University, Belarus);

             - Daria Zagranichnova (National Research University Higher Schools of Economics, Russia).

  • > Synapses, neuronal circuits and behavior (Coimbra, Portugal, 9-20 April 2018): > PhD Program in Experimental Biology and Biomedicine, CNC-Center for Neuroscience and Center Biology, University of Coimbra, Portugal. The FENS and IBRO-PERC stipend awardees to attend the Synapses, neuronal circuits and behavior course are:

  •           - Athanasia Antoniou (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece);
  •           - Mohieldin Youssef (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate  University, Japan);
  •           - Yuliia Nikonishyna (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, ESC Institute of Biology and Medicine, Ukraine);
  •           - Ivana Oravcova (Charles University, Czech Republic).
  • > ELECTRAIN 2018 - Extended Methods Course in Electrophysiology (Göttingen, Germany, 7-18 May 2018): Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB), Göttingen, Germany. The FENS and IBRO-PERC stipend awardees to attend ELECTRAIN 2018 are:

  •          - Dmitry Kolesnikov (Institute of Cytology, Russian Academy of Science, Russia);
  •          - Katarzyna Grzelka (Medical University of Warsaw, Poland);
  •          - Supti Bhattacharyya (All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India);
  •          - Vineet Arora (Instituto de Neurociencias, Spain).
  • > Transylvanian Experimental Neuroscience Summer School – TENSS 2018 * (Pike Lake, Romania, Transylvania, 1-21 June 2018):SWC PhD Systems in Neuroscience, London, United Kingdom. * The amount for each of the IBRO-PERC stipends to attend TENSS is 500 EUR, while the registration fee is fully waived for the 4 selected awardees. The FENS and IBRO-PERC stipend awardees to attend TENSS 2018 are: 

  •            - Patricio Casanova (University of Chile, Chile);
  •            - Alisa Tiaglik (Moscow State University, Russia);
  •            - Pavithraa Seenivasan (Indian Institute of Science, India);
  •            - Mateusz Kostecki (Nencki Institute of Experimentl Biology, Poland).
  • Neural Circuit Development and Plasticity (Utrecht, the Netherlands, 2-6 July 2018): Master Neuroscience and Cognition, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. The FENS and IBRO-PERC stipend awardees  to attend Neural Circuit Development and Plasticity are:
  •            - Angela Parn (Aarthus University, Denmark);
  •            - Surendra Anand (Jawaharlar Nehru University, India);
  •            - Joanne Falck (Free University Berlin, Germany);
  •            - Aggeliki Sotiriou (University of Crete & Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Greece).
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NENS exchange grants available

The NENS exchange grants of up to 3.000 EUR are meant for MSc and PhD students registered within NENS member schools or programmes. Applicants are expected to spend a period of one to three months at a NENS member school of their choice in a different European country for the purpose of methodological training.

Application deadline: 15 April 2021