The Norwegian Neuroscience Society was founded on 23 April 2014 and is registered in the Brønnøysund Registry Centre under the Norwegian name Norsk Nevrovitenskapelig Forening (org. nr. 913 222 369). NNS represents a continuation of the former Norsk Nevrobiologisk Selskap.

NNS is governed by a Council of representatives from all main neuroscience research institutions in Norway: University of Oslo (UiO), University of Bergen (UiB), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), UiT - The Arctic University of Norway, and University of Stavanger (UiS). Council members are elected among all members every four years.
The NNS secretariat is currently hosted by NTNU.

Current council members (2022 - )

Ioanna Sandvig, NTNU (President)
Marianne Fyhn, UiO (Secretary General)
Janne Grønli, UiB (Treasurer)
Karsten Specht, UiB
Jonathan Whitlock, NTNU



The statutes of NNS were approved during the constituting Council meeting on 23 April 2014.
View the full statutes here.



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 



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


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:

Available positions


Available jobs within neuroscience are posted at