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FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence PhD Thesis Prize

The FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence (FKNE) PhD Thesis Prize is awarded every second year at the FENS Forum and honors a young neuroscientist for his/her outstanding PhD thesis in any domain of neuroscience.

Personal prize money: 2.000 €


  • the PhD must have been conducted in a FENS member country;
  • the candidate must have successfully defended the PhD thesis at the home institution;
  • at the time of the submission, no more than two years may have elapsed since the PhD was awarded;
  • the candidate must have at least one first-author manuscript published or accepted for publication. In case of a co-first authorship, the contribution of the applicant must be clearly stated on the publication, and can be further outlined in an accompanying document;
  • the candidate has to be available to attend the FENS Forum 2024 (Vienna, 25-29 June 2024)




Nomination/Application Procedure

Applicants may either be nominated by their PhD supervisor, or may self-nominate.

The nomination/application must include:

  • a letter of recommendation from the PhD supervisor, which should be sent directly to the Selection Committee (please check the application form);
  • the CV of the applicant, including:
    • full citation of a first-author manuscript (published or accepted for publication);
    • full list of publications;
    • list of academic and professional awards, if applicable;
    • relevant professional experience, including teaching duties, if applicable;
  • an electronic copy of the PhD diploma;
  • an electronic copy of the PhD thesis document (English version);
  • an electronic copy of the first-author manuscript.

PhD Prize Selection Committee 2024:

Application deadline: 15 February 2024, 5 PM CET

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The FKNE Mentoring Prize is sponsored by the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET).

Award Type: Personal Award

Prize Money: 2,000 Euro

Granting Body: FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence

Application/Submission Deadline: 15 Feb 2024

Award Ceremony: 15 Feb 2024

Contact Details

Name: Mihaela Vincze/FKNE Office

Address: Rue d’Egmont 11 1000 Brussels Belgium

Phone: 3225450406