FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence Fellowship 2018 for early to mid-career European neuroscientists.

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Application Deadline: May 10th 2018 (23.00 o’clock, Brussels time)

The FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence is a prestigious network of 30 outstanding early to mid-career 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.



  • Neuroscientists at early and mid-career stages with successful and independent research lines – as evidenced by outstanding publications as main authors and/or prestigious personal prizes, fellowships, or grants;
  • – Neuroscientists who typically completed their PhD work 4-12 years ago (though there is no strict timing rule);
  • – Neuroscientists with strong leadership and communication skills who are motivated to actively participate in Network activities;
  • – To allow optimal group dynamics, a good spread over disciplines, geography and gender will be strived for.
The FENS-Kavli Scholars:
  • will be selected based on the above criteria;
  • will actively serve two terms, each of 2 years’ duration (i.e.: 2018-2022).
Selection of 15 new FENS-Kavli Scholars will take place in 2018.
Application Procedure:
  • Only candidates who have independent PI positions in a FENS member country are eligible;
  • Candidates are encouraged to apply directly;
  • Additionally, each FENS member society may nominate up to two candidates. These do not have to be members of the nominating society. Gender balance is encouraged;
  • In all cases, the application should be supported by two letters from internationally renowned neuroscientists;
  • All applications and nominations should be submitted via the online application form.
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 bu siness 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.


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence

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