MSc and PhD students enrolled in a NENS programme join a network representing over 5,000 neuroscience graduate students and close to 2,500 lecturers and senior researchers and benefit from a wide range of opportunities to gain research experience and develop their career.

Benefits for students enrolled in a NENS graduate school programme

As a student enrolled in a NENS school programme, you can take advantage of the many benefits offered by NENS:

–  join and gain experience from NENS exchange visits in the laboratory of another NENS programme through the NENS Exchange Grant initiative;

–  give exposure to your research and take part in the Best NENS Poster Awards competition at the FENS Forum: 10 NENS students benefit from waived registration to present their poster during the NENS Graduate School Fair. The Best Poster Awards are granted to one MSc and one PhD student, each awardee receives a personal prize of EUR 1,000 and a FENS/NENS certificate;

–  join the NENS Alumni students, aiming to encourage and strengthen a network among alumni students. On the NENS Alumni students page, you will find a list of the students’ publications in association with the awarded NENS exchange grants, as well as their final reports following their awarded training stays;

develop your career: during the FENS Forum, NENS organises and sponsors events devoted to career development and job placements for young European neuroscientists. These include “meet the expert” events, where academic and non-academic careers and job opportunities are presented by invited representatives from business, science management, industry and public sectors, all with a neuroscience background.

Opportunities for job interviews and meetings with potential recruiters are also provided during the Forum.

Download the pdf summarising the benefits of joining NENS.

Is your graduate school programme part of NENS?

Check the NENS Programme Directory to find out if your programme is registered with NENS and how you can take advantage of the many NENS benefits.

If your graduate programme is not yet a NENS member, ask your school coordinator to join NENS.

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