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.

Join NNS

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

Apply for a NNS membership


Renew NNS membership

Membership fees must be paid annually to keep your status as active member. Follow the link below to renew your membership. Once you have paid it may take a few days for your account to be reactivated. Please contact us at admin@norwegian-neuroscience-society.no if you have any questions.

Renew your NNS membership

For Group leaders 

You may also join/renew NNS membership fees for multiple members. Group leader and group members should use the following link and instructions.

 The group leader will pay the membership fee to NNS to activate the memberships. The annual membership fee is 300 NOK for regular members (post-doc level and above) and 150 NOK for student members (PhD candidates, MSc students and research program medical students). The registration by the group leader requires payment by PayPal or credit card.

Apply for a NNS group 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 at admin@norwegian-neuroscience-society.no for more details.



The 3rd Precision Neuroscience Conference will be held in Roanoke, Virginia, from May 25-27. 

This conference features outstanding keynote speakers and 28 leading researches in mental health, neurodevelopment, brain cancer, aging, neurodegeneration, and injury. Poster submissions are currently being accepted. The conference is organized by basic, translational, and clinical neuroscientists from Nordic countries and Virginia.

 Conference website for program, registration and acoomodation.



Extended early registration, abstract submission and travel grants!

You have an extra week to register early, submit your abstract and apply for a FENS/IBRO-PERC travel grant. The deadline has been extended until 1 March 2022, allowing you more time to enjoy early rates! Don't forget to check the FENS Regional Social Media travel grant open until 3 March and the Young Investigator Training Programme (YITP) that close on 1 March


CAJAL Advanced Neuroscience Training Programme

The CAJAL advanced neuroscience courses are project-based and combine lectures by renowned scientists with experimental sessions on state-of-the-art techniques. One onsite course is open for applications. Stipends are also available. 

Interacting with neural circuits
19 June - 9 July 2022 - Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal
Application deadline:  
24 January 2022, 23:59 CET

The ALBA Network

What it takes to succeed as a neuroscientist in Africa
2 February 2022, 2-3:30 pm CET & WAST / 3-4:30 pm SAST / 8-9:30 am EST 

In this webinar, the ALBA Network & World Women in Neuroscience


Developmental Neurobiology course
31 January-11 February 2022, Cajal Institute, Madrid, Spain
Application deadline:
22 January 2022

Special rates for FENS members for NEURO2022 

FENS members benefit! 
30 June – 03 July 2022, Okinawa, Japan 
Early registration deadline:
24 February 2022 
Late registration deadline:
30 March 2022 


Call for Education and Training Clusters 2022

Registration is now open! 
Application deadline:
31 March 2022 

FENS Friday webinar 

Discover the most recent findings on epilepsy
28 January 2022, 13:00-14:00 CET
Registration deadline:
27 January 2022

The Brain Conference 

Genetics and mechanisms of complex disorders: highlighting migraine
26 – 29 June 2022, Rungstedgaard, Denmark 
Early registration deadline:
10 March 2022


Brain Awareness Week

Last chance to apply for Brain Awareness Week 2022 grants
14-20 March 2022
Extended application deadline:
26 January 2022

The 2021 Nordic Neuroscience Meeting postponed to 2023

Due to the pandemic, the 2021 Nordic Neuroscience Meeting has been postponed and will be held in Denmark in 2023

NNS is a proud signatory of the #ALBADeclaration on Equity and Inclusion.

The Declaration represents our commitment to make science more inclusive. Sign the Declaration at www.alba.network/declaration 



Open letter on the Future of Research in Europe made a difference

Thanks to all supporters of the open letter on #futureofresearch. 27th November 2019, the Von der Leyen commision revealed the definitive title for commisioner Mariya Gabriel, which now explicitly mentions research, education and culture. For more information visit https://www.futureofresearch.eu/


Launch of the ALBA Network


Recently founded by a group of international leading scientists, the ALBA Network aims to promote equality and diversity in brain sciences. Professor Carmen Sandi, FENS President and Chair of the ALBA Steering Committee, would like to encourage all brain scientists to join the Network. For more information, please visit the ALBA Network website: www.alba.network

Available positions


Available jobs within neuroscience are posted at Jobbnorge.no

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