Developed by FENS and IBRO-PERC, the ‘Slots in NENS courses’ programme aims to support MSc and PhD neuroscience students currently studying in Europe to broaden their knowledge and acquire international experience by participating in short courses organised by the NENS schools.

StipendsFENS and IBRO-PERC provide stipends of 750 EUR for Master and/or PhD students based in Europe interested in attending the yearly awarded NENS courses. Through these stipends FENS and IBRO-PERC aim to encourage and promote international experience of students*.

* Students who are currently residing or studying in the country where the NENS course takes place are not eligible for a FENS and IBRO-PERC stipend for that specific course).

Awarded courses with FENS/IBRO-PERC support organised by NENS school programmes in 2024


 Advanced tools for data analysis in Neuroscience (12 – 21 September 2024, Strasbourg University, Collège Doctoral Européen, France)

Strasbourg graduate school of neuroscience, NENS school programme, Strasbourg, France

Application closed on 1 May.

                               The awardees will be selected shortly.


Neural Circuit Development and Plasticity (8-12 July 2024, Utrecht, Netherlands)

Master Neuroscience and Cognition, NENS school programme, Utrecht, Netherlands

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

      • Mrutyunjaya Panda (Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece)
      • Rime Jalal Gharnati (Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, Spain)
      • Maria Ayub (International School for Advanced Studies, Italy)
      • Raquel García Martín (Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain)


Introduction to Genomic Analysis in Neuroscience (20-24 May 2024, Alicante, Spain)

PhD Programme in Neuroscience, NENS school programme, Alicante, Spain

The FENS and IBRO-PERC stipend awardees to attend the Introduction to Genomic Analysis in Neuroscience course are:

      • Sylvana Tabone (University of Malta, Malta)
      • Shiwani Kumari (International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, Poland)
      • Xuanyu Huang (Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri IRCCS, Italy)
      • Daniela Mirzac (Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany)


Diffusion MR Imaging: from physics to brain networks (19-26 February 2024, Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (LNDS), Lausanne, Switzerland)

Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (LNDS), NENS school programme, Lausanne, Switzerland

The FENS and IBRO-PERC stipend awardees to attend the Diffusion MR Imaging: from physics to brain networks course are:

      • Alexandra Santos (School of Medicine of University of Minho, Portugal)
      • Francesca Cavicchiolo (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
      • Manfredi Alberti (Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany)
      • Andrea Atanasov (University of Belgrade, Serbia)

Check here the NENS courses and student slots awarded in previous years.