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FENS, on behalf of the Dana Foundation, offers financial support of up to EUR 1,000 to Brain Awareness Week event organisers within Europe. Resources for organising online events, including the recording of the webinar “Running a Brain Awareness Week event in 2021”, are available on the FENS website.

Application deadline: 13 January 2021, noon (CET)

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(FENS members only) FENS is offering grants of up to EUR 1,200 each to cover the associated travel expenses to the 44th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society (28-31 July 2021, Kobe Convention Centre, Japan). The travel awardees’ registration fees will also be waived.

Application deadline: 21 January 2021

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One month left to apply and become part of the 2021-2025 FENS-Kavli Scholars cohort! The FENS-Kavli Scholars is a multidisciplinary and self-organised network which aims to improve Neuroscience in Europe and beyond through scientific exchange, providing opportunities for young scientists, and facilitating dialogue between scientists, policy-makers, and society. This is a unique opportunity to take part in the future of neuroscience in Europe and beyond.

Application deadline: 30 January 2021

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Are you attending SfN Global Connectome: A Virtual Event on 11-13 January 2021? Drop by the FENS booth and learn more about our upcoming activities.

Dedicated hour for exhibits: 6:15-7:15 pm CET (12:15-1:15 pm EST).

The ALBA Network is proud to present to the neuroscientific community the ALBA Declaration on Equity and Inclusion, during a special launch webinar at the SfN Global Connectome.
The goal of the ALBA Declaration is to raise awareness and provide a concrete set of actions that individuals and institutions can commit to in order to make the brain research community at large more inclusive.
Join the ALBA Network for the official launch and learn how you can support this initiative.
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Learn new technical skills! Apply to a Cajal hands-on training course:

Bioenergetics for Brain Function
14 June – 2 July 2021 – Bordeaux School of Neuroscience, France
Learn the different ways by which energy metabolism participates to high-order brain functions and the underlying cellular, molecular and circuit mechanisms.
Application deadline extended: 18 January 2021

Interacting with neural circuits

2-21 August 2021 – Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Portugal

This course will highlight the new anatomical, genetic, optical, electrophysiological, optogenetic, and pharmacogenetic approaches that are available to understand the links between activity in neural circuits and behaviour in neuroscience.

Application dates: 11 January – 1 March 2021

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  • EJN Awards 

FENS and the European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN) would like to invite nominations for:

The FENS EJN Young Investigator Prize 2022, in recognition of outstanding contributions by an early career researcher to any area of neuroscience.

Nomination deadline: 12 February 2021, noon (CET)

The EJN Best Publication Award 2021, in recognition of the best original research article published in EJN over the preceding two-year period.

Nomination deadline: 26 February 2021, noon (CET)

Both prizes are sponsored by Wiley, the publisher of EJN.

The Hertie Foundation (Germany), in cooperation with the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize 2021. This prize rewards excellent European neuroscientists under the age of 40 (overall prize EUR 100,000).

Nomination deadline: 1 May 2021.

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