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

To become an NNS member first register with the Federation of the European Neuroscience Societies (FENS). Go to fens.org and select Join FENS. Select NNS as your society when registering your profile. Once you have done that use the link below to pay the membership fee to NNS to activate your membership. 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

Once you have registered a profile with FENS and paid the membership fee in the link below NNS must confirm your membership. This may take a few days. If we find you do not fulfill the requirements for membership the fee will be returned in full. 

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 fens.org. If you try to log in to your profile and receive an error message your membership may have expired. Please follow the instructions below for renewing your 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

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.



Call for ideas for FENS educational and training programme 2021

FENS and its partners invite scientists - students and established researchers - from all domains in neuroscience, to support the FENS educational and training programme taking place in 2021, by suggesting ideas for topics and themes (30 September 2019 at the latest). For more information, please visit: https://www.fens.org/Training/CAJAL-programme/Call-for-Ideas-2021/

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

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. 

FENS Forum of Neuroscience 2020

The next FENS Forum of Neuroscience will take place from 11-15 July 2020 in Glasgow, UK and promises to be another great celebration of neuroscience.

FENS is currently preparing the call for symposia and technical workshops proposals, which will be open from 25 March – 20 May 2019. See the official webpage for more important dates and deadlines.

Available positions

Available jobs within neuroscience are posted at Jobbnorge.no

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