The Norwegian Neuroscience Society (NNS) is an association of neuroscientists in Norway and member of the Federation of the European Neuroscience Societies (FENS).

The aim of NNS is to facilitate neuroscience research and education through representation of all related disciplines and practices in Norway. All neuroscientists working towards a PhD degree and above may become a member of NNS.

NNS members are automatically members of FENS as well and may take advantage of the extensive FENS member benefits and services.



Membership in NNS is open to all researchers and medical professionals with an interest in basic, applied, and translational neuroscience. All neuroscientists at PhD level and above, including Research Programme (Forskerlinjen) medical students as well as medical professionals in neuroscience related practices are eligible to join NNS as Ordinary Members. Additionally, any interested organization may apply for Supporting Membership.

As NNS member you also automatically become a member of FENS. All NNS members are automatically granted membership of the Federation of the European Neuroscience Societies (FENS). New members will receive an e-mail with their FENS Member ID and login to the FENS website. Read more about FENS and FENS membership at

The annual membership fee is 300 NOK for regular members (post-doc level and above) and 150 NOK for student members (PhD candidates and research program medical students). The registration requires payment by PayPal or credit card. 

Apply for a NNS membership


Membership benefits

  • Registration at reduced rates for the biennial Federation of the FENS Forum
  • free online access to the European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN) and subscription to the print edition at a reduced rate
  • eligibility for application for one of the free abstracts slots for the annual meetings of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN). Slot holders register for the SfN meeting at reduced rates
  • eligibility for application for stipends for the FENS Forum, the FENS Featured Regional Meetings, the FENS Brain Conferences and FENS training activities
  • subscription at discounted rates to several  leading neuroscience journals 
  • access to regular FENS electronic newsletters with job ads, the EJN Table of Contents, the FENS News etc
  • subscription to the NNS periodic newsletter

For Supporting Membership, please contact the NNS Secretariat for more details.


2nd Nordic Neuroscience Meeting 

7-9 June 2017, Stockholm, Sweden

Nordic Neuroscience 2017 is the meeting for all neuroscientists in the Nordic and Baltic states. The objectives are to facilitate interactions between neighboring countries and establish networks for future collaborations. The overarching aim is to achieve a greater knowledge of the neuroscience carried out in this part of the world.

General Assembly of NNS during Nordic Neuroscience

9 June 2017, Stockholm, Sweden

FENS Featured Regional Meeting:

21-23 September 2017, Pecs, Hungary

FENS Forum 2018

NNS recommends all members to attend the FENS Forum 2018, which takes place in Berlin, Germany from 7-11 July 2018. The FENS Forum is a biannual meeting for all neuroscientists in Europe, and serves as an important meeting point for world’s top experts, post docs and students. This year, molecules and photons, neurodegenerative diseases and stem cells are only a few of the key topics to be covered by a top-level scientific programme, alongside lively networking and social events.

EBC Consensus Statement

The European Brain Council (EBC) launched on 18 March a Consensus Statement to promote further investments in brain research: 

"The need to expand brain research in Europe" (pdf)

JobbNorge positions

“Beyond the synapse: The role of extrasynaptic receptors in a retinal microcircuit”, funded by the Research Council of Norway (NFR)

Postdoc position

PhD position