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.



Human Brain Project Summit 2023

Marseille / 28-31 March 2023

The upcoming Summit will highlight the excellent scientific achievements of the HBP at the point when the ten-year Flagship project approaches its conclusion (in Sept. 2023) and the legacy that it will leave for the brain research community. The theme “Achievements  and future of digital brain research” has been chosen to mark a special moment in the HBP, when we look at all our scientific achievements and the future of the EBRAINS Research Infrastructure.

For more information visit: https://summit2023.humanbrainproject.eu/ 

4th Nordic Neuroscience 

postponed to 2024.


FENS, the Brain Prize and IBRO-PERC offer 15 stipends of EUR 1000 each to international students! 

Start your application now! 

Brain Conference 2023

Establishment and Maintenance of Brain Cell States
23-26 April 2023 in Rungsted Kyst, Denmark
Early registration deadline: 12 January 2023

Come join us at next year's Brain Conference! Taking place in an intimate setting, this world-class scientific meeting will gather researchers from all over the world with the goal of tackling key questions on genetic and epigenetic mechanisms. Don't miss this opportunity to meet with your peers, increase your network and gain insights from Brain Prize winners Professors Adrian Bird and Anne Schaeffer. 

AD/PD™ 2023 International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases and related neurological disorders


The members of Norwegian Neuroscience Society are welcome to submit their abstract before the upcoming deadline September 21, 2021.  

Link to Abstract Topics

Link to Abstract Submission

 As a global leader in finding solutions for patients with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and related neurodegenerative diseases, the AD/PD™ Conference is the ideal platform to expose research to an international audience. Presenting a poster or oral presentation offers unrivaled opportunities for global research collaboration and career development.


The accepted abstracts will be given the opportunity to take the stage physically in Gothenburg or remotely online.

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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