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 active affiliation to a Norwegian institution, and an interest in basic, applied, and translational neuroscience. All neuroscientists at MSc 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.

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

Renew your NNS membership

Membership benefits

As a member of FENS (or of FENS member societies), you join well over 20.000 European neuroscientists.

Membership of FENS invites you to:

  •  Register at reduced rates at the FENS Forum, FRM and The Brain Conferences
  • Access the official FENS journal, EJN , online free of charge and subscribe to the print edition at a reduced rate
  • Apply for one of the free abstract slots for the SfN Meeting, linked to a reduced registration fee
  • Subscribe at very attractive discount rates to several leading neuroscience journals
  • Buy books at special FENS member rates
  •  Unlimited free submission to the Job Market page

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



3rd Nordic Neuroscience Meeting, Helsinki June 2019

The 3rd Nordic Neuroscience meeting will be held in Helsinki 12-14th of June 2019. The Nordic meeting is for all neuroscientists in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Its objectives are to facilitate interactions between neighbouring countries and establish networks for future collaborations, as well as to achieve a greater knowledge of the neuroscience carried out in this part of the world.

Call for Symposia Proposals: 10th IBRO World Congress

The International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), along with the Korean Brain Research Institute (KBRI) and The Korean Society for Brain and Neural Science (KSBNS), invites the world’s neuroscientists to Daegu, South Korea for the 10th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience, taking place September 21-25, 2019

Virginia-Nordic Precision Neuroscience II – Oslo, Norway, 19-21 September 2018: From discovery to translation and innovation

The vision of the VNPN is to foster advancement in neuroscience-based precision medicine, including diagnosis and treatment founded on in-depth knowledge of brain mechanisms and their variation depending on genetics/epigenetics and environment.

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)

Available positions

Available jobs within neuroscience are posted at