Connecting European Neuroscience

Slots in National Courses in 2017

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 accomodation costs for master of Ph.D. students (European and non-European) interested to attend short courses outside the country where they are studying or residing.


Awarded NENS schools courses and students in 2017:


  • Psychopharmacology: from laboratory to clinic (University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 7-11 October 2017): The European Graduate School of Neuroscience EURON, Maastricht, the Netherlands.
  • The FENS and IBRO-PERC stipend awardees to attend the Psychopharmacology: from laboratory to clinic course are:
  •          - Camila Marcelino Loureiro (University of Sao Paolo, Brazil)

             - Tomas Paulauskas (Life Sciences Center, Vilnius University, Lithuania)

             - Rui Silva Rodrigues (Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)

             - Marissa Giovanna Schamne (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil)

The FENS and IBRO-PERC stipend awardees for the Neural Circuit Development and Plasticity course are:

  •          - Maria Bolla (Italian Institute of Technology, Italy)
  •          - Anastasiia Korosteleva (Saint Petersburg State University, Russia)
  •          - Sara Ratti (University of Trieste, Italy)
  •          - Fahimeh Yeganeh (Shiraz Medical School, Iran)
  • Transylvanian Experimental Neuroscience Summer School - TENSS* (Pike Lake, Romania, 1-19 June 2017): SWC PhD Systems in Neuroscience, London, United Kingdom. * The amount for each of the IBRO-PERC stipends to attend TENSS is of 500 EUR, while the registration fee is fully waived for the 4 selected awardees.

The FENS and IBRO-PERC stipend awardees for the TENSS 2017 course are:

  •          - Dan Tudor Domocos (University of Bucharest, Romania)
  •          - Diego Hernández (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Chile)
  •          - Divya Rao (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, India)
  •          - Ivana Zimová Uhrinová (Institute of Neuroimmunology, Slovakia)
  • ELECTRAIN 2017 - Extended Methods Course in Electrophysiology (Göttingen, Germany, 8-19 May 2017): Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB). 
  • The FENS and IBRO-PERC stipend awardees for the ELECTRAIN 2017 course are:
  •          - Pierre Lecouflet (Université Caen Normandie, France)
  •          - Biswaranjan Sahoo (National Brain Research Centre, India)
  •          - Ana Elisa Speck (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brasil)
  •          - Priyadharishini Veeraraghavan (University of Iowa, USA)
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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.