Connecting European Neuroscience

Slots in national courses in 2018

In partnership with IBRO-PERC, FENS has launched this initiative to support MSc and Ph.D. 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 accommodation costs for master and Ph.D. students (European and non-European) interested in attending short courses outside the country where they are studying or residing.  


Awarded NENS school courses in 2018


  • > Winter School Ethics and Neuroscience (Berlin, Germany, 19-23 February 2018):  International Master Program Computational Neuroscience, Berlin, Germany.  Application closed on 15 January. 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. Application closed on 12 February. 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. Application closed on 10 March. 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. Application closed on 20 March. 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. Application  closed on 9 April. 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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The Necessity of Cell Types for Brain Function

7-10 October 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark

Co-chairs: Ed Lein (Allen Institute for Brain Research) & Rafael Yuste (Columbia University)

Regular application deadline: 7 August 2018.



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NENS exchange grants available

The NENS exchange grants are intended for master 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 deadlines: 15 April and 15 October.