Training & Networking

The ERA-NET NEURON actively participates in European efforts for training and mobility in the neuroscience and mental health sector. NEURON aims to identify and support training opportunities at the national and international levels as well as possible training needs in thematic areas represented by our Joint Transnational Calls. This is accomplished in close collaboration with the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET).

Cajal programme

Since 2018, NEURON co-sponsored the organisation of the Cajal Advanced Neuroscience Training Programme and a small number of stipends for early career participants. 

ERA-NET NEURON Plenary Lecture at FENS Forum

Since 2016, the collaboration with FENS and co-sponsoring of the biennial FENS Forum events enabled special lectures of the EPNA awardees within the conference program combined with free registration for the conference, and the opportunity of an ERA-NET NEURON Plenary Lecture.

Next Generation Networks in Neuroscience

NEURON provides early career researchers with opportunities to network and get together in several events. The “Next Generation Networks in Neuroscience” is a networking event gathering hundreds of young (or young minded) neuroscientists together to share information about mobility and funding opportunities. Organized since 2012, the event has already become a regular part of the biennial FENS Forum of Neuroscience event. In 2018, the Next Generation Networks in Neuroscience was organized in collaboration with FENS and the Human Brain Project in Berlin.

Midterm Symposia and Poster Awards

For the multidisciplinary projects funded in the joint transnational calls, specific Midterm Symposia are organized. in addition to the overall exchange between funded researchers they allow early career researchers to present their data in poster sessions and cross-interact with the projects funded in the scheme. These events are valuable opportunities for early career researchers to update their knowledge and build relationships within the scientific community of their field.