The FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence is a network of 30 outstanding early to midcareer European neuroscientists.
The Network was established in 2014 through a collaboration by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and the Kavli Foundation. The multidisciplinary, international Network of FENS-Kavli Scholars is self-organised and 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. FKNE Scholars participate in ~ 2 meetings per year that allow for lively discussion of a range of topics across Neuroscience as well as challenges and opportunities for European neuroscientists.
Scientific exchange within and beyond the Network. FKNE Scholars participate in ~2 meetings per year that allow for lively discussion of a range of topics across Neuroscience as well as challenges and opportunities for European neuroscientists.
Science policy actions through white-paper recommendations to European stakeholders on major barriers encountered by young and mid-career neuroscientists (funding schemes, scientific publishing, etc.).
Community activities. Childcare grants and mentoring & PhD thesis prizes established by FKNE are awarded during the FENS Forum. Scholars have co-authored several opinion articles about key issues for early-stage researchers.
Outreach activities through communications with the general public about brain research.
Photo: FENS-Kavli Scholars, Chicheley Hall, April 2017
The Call for Applications for the selection of 15 FENS-Kavli Scholars (2018-2022) is now closed.
The deadline for receiving the letters of recommendations from the referees has been extended to Friday, 18 May, 4 pm/Brussels time. The letters should be sent via email to FKNE office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selection of 15 new FENS-Kavli Scholars will take place in 2018.
Candidates should be available for maximum 20-minute Skype interview on 5 July 2018.
Applicants will be informed about the outcome of the selection procedure just before the FENS Forum 2018 (Berlin, 7-11 July). The newly selected FENS-Kavli Scholars are kindly invited to attend the business meeting of the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence taking place at the FENS Forum 2018, on 9 July, from 11:15 am to 12:30.
Deadline for applications: May 10th (23.00 o’clock, Brussels time).
Selection Committee: In 2018, the Selection Committee consists of: