January 16th, 2023

Applications for the 2023-2027 FKNE cohort is open

The FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence (FKNE) is a dynamic and prestigious network of 30 outstanding early to mid-career European neuroscientists; they serve two terms of 2 years (4 years in total). Every two years up to 15 new Scholars are selected, and 15 – end their mandate/rotate off, becoming FKNE Alumni.


For the 2023-2027 FKNE cohort, we aim to recruit 15 excellent, diverse, engaged scientists from all Europe who are:

  • early and mid-career stage neuroscientists with independent positions;
  • Neuroscientists who typically completed their PhD work 4-12 years ago (though there is no strict timing rule, and candidates who are over 12 years post-PhD will still be considered to allow for childcare considerations).


Our ideal cohort has:

  • Excellence in track record;
  • Representation of scientific communities across all Europe;
  • Diversity of research focuses and approaches to the study of nervous system function;
  • Representation of gender and ethnic diversity;
  • Engagement and participation to FKNE activities

Application deadline10 April 2023 (23.00 o’clock, Brussels time)

For detailed information, eligibility and the submission form, please check the Application Procedure page.