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.




FENS Forum Travel Grants

FENS member societies and partners offer a number of travel grants to attend the FENS Forum 2024. Don't miss the opportunity to connect with your peers and immerse yourself in groundbreaking research at FENS 2024. 

Interested in providing additional travel grants for the FENS Forum 2024? Contact the FENS office at grants@fens.org.


Sponsors and Exhibitors

FENS is thrilled to announce that it is now possible to book FENS Forum 2024 exhibition spaces, sponsored sessions and other sponsorship opportunities. Options are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure to seize the moment and secure your reservation now! Find out more.


Call for satellite and networking events

FENS is delighted to announce that the call for satellite and networking events will open on 13 September 2023. Mark your calendars and start preparing your proposals. Selected events will be featured in the early programme! Find out more information. 


FENS Forum Survey

FENS is conducting a short survey to gather valuable insights from community members on the exhibitors and sponsored sessions/activities they would like offered at the FENS Forum. The survey aims to improve attendee experience in these specific areas. By participating, you will make a real impact on the success of future Forums. Take the survey now!

The Brain Conference

Structuring knowledge for flexible behaviour
18-21 October 2023, Rungsted Kyst, Denmark
Late registration deadline: 5 September 2023

Use the weekend to complete your registration for the October Brain Conference on "Structuring knowledge for flexible behaviour" before late registration closes! Explore the fascinating world of the human brain and find out how it generates appropriate behaviour in new contexts. Join top researchers and contribute to the development of cutting-edge findings.

Register now.

FENS joint webinar

Dendritic spines as learning hubs
28 September, 15:00 pm CEST, online 
Registration deadline: 28 September 2023

Register now for the CHET and History Committee joint webinar on “Dendritic spines as learning hubs”. Join Javier DeFelipe (ES) and  Valentin Nägerl (FR) as they delve into the impact of Santiago Ramón y Cajal's discoveries and the captivating research on learning and memory processes. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the latest developments in this field.

Find out more. 

FENS/IBRO-PERC Exchange Fellowships
Discover new funding opportunities!
Application deadline: 15 October 2023

Are you an MSc or PhD student or early postdoc based in Europe? Apply for the FENS/IBRO-PERC Exchange Fellowships programme and embark on a transformative experience that will take your neuroscience career to the next level. Take advantage of the opportunity and receive up to EUR 4,000 to support your travel and accommodation needs. Don't forget to review the eligibility requirements and submit your application before the deadline 15 October!

More information. 

Stipends available for NENS Courses
Current approaches in neurological disorder research: from animal models to human brain on the chip
4-8 December 2023, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland
Application deadline: 15 October 2023

Are you a Master's or PhD neuroscience student based in Europe? FENS and IBRO-PERC offer stipends of EUR 750 for students interested in attending this course outside their country of residence.

More information. 

Prizes & Awards
FENS and partner organisations honour the research and careers of outstanding neuroscientists and their commitment to excellence in brain research. Nominations are invited for the following awards and prizes: 

The Brain Prize, in recognition of outstanding contributions in any area of neuroscience.
Nomination deadline: 1 September 2023
2024 ALBA-Elsevier Award Lecture, in recognition of outstanding research achievements of an active scientist working at the frontiers of brain research.
Nomination deadline: 20 October 2023

4th Nordic Neuroscience 

the 4th Nordic Neuroscience Meeting taking place in Copenhagen, January 15th-17th 2024!  
Please see attached flyer for the Call for Symposium Proposals as well as more information.
Information can also be found following the link: 

ALBA Network

ALBA-IBRO ECC Event: Better Together - Making Neuroscience Research and its Benefits Global
11 September, 17:20-18:20 CEST, IBRO World Congress 2023, Granada, Spain

Organised with the support of IBRO, this event is conceived by the ALBA Network and the IBRO Early Career Committee to facilitate a wide-ranging discussion of what neuroscientists can do as a community to build research capacity in the Global South and how this increase for innovation can bring benefits to all. Our panellists will share some compelling experiences and success stories. They come from four continents and have met challenges as varied as their backgrounds.

Information on the ALBA Website.

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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