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 organised by NENS school programmes in 2023

Transylvanian Experimental Neuroscience Summer School – TENSS 2023 **  (1-21 June 2023, Pike Lake, Transylvania, Romania)

SWC PhD Systems in Neuroscience, NENS school programmeLondon, United Kingdom

** The amount for each of the FENS and IBRO-PERC stipends to attend TENSS is 500 EUR, while the registration fee is fully waived for the  selected awardees. Students studying or residing in Romania are not eligible for these stipends.

Application deadline: 5 March


Advanced tools for data analysis in Neuroscience (31 August – 9 September 2023, Strasbourg University, Collège Doctoral Européen, France)

Joint Master in Neuroscience, NENS school programme, Strasbourg, France

Application deadline: 15 May


Summer School on Affective Neuroscience: Summer Course on Mood, Aggression and Attraction (2-7 July 2023, Leuven, Belgium)

Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, NENS school programme, Maastricht, the Netherlands

Application deadline: 14 May


Neural Circuit Development and Plasticity (10-14 July 2023, Utrecht, the Netherlands)

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

Further information will be available shortly.


Novel Developments for Treating Brain Disorders (25-29 September, Heraklion, Crete, Grece)

European Graduate School of Neuroscience, NENS school programme, Maastricht, the Netherlands

Further information will be available shortly.


Current approaches in neurological disorder research: from animal models to human brain on the chip (4-8 December 2023, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland)

Warsaw PhD School in Natural and BioMedical Sciences, NENS school programme, Warsaw, Poland

Further information will be available shortly.