[Careers, Training, Awards and Funding] Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)

Call for FENS-JNS Exchange Support Programme to join The 2021 CAJAL Advanced Neuroscience Training Programme

The Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS) and FENS under an agreement, provide support for travel and/or accommodation costs associated with participation in respective JNS or FENS Meetings or in FENS supported Cajal training courses. This programme stipends up to a maximum of € 4,000 cover the actual travel expenses (economy flight only) and expenses linked to accommodation during the annual or biennial meetings, or the training period. (The amount of the award cash varies depending on the number of recipients.) This programme is designed to help researchers broaden their research perspective and to encourage their research and social interactions. JNS helps and supports undergraduate students, graduate students who are working towards a master or PhD degree, or early phase postdocs (less than three years after obtaining PhD at the time of the application deadline) to join the FENS biennial meetings in the even years or the FENS-supported Cajal training programs in odd years.

We are now calling for the application for the Cajal training programs.

Upcoming CAJAL Courses:2021

If you are interested in the program, please read the following and join us. Please note that the program is subject to change due to the status of the new coronavirus infection.

Bioenergetics for Brain Function 14 June-2 July 
Application deadline extended to 18 January 2021

Interacting with Neural Circuits 2-21 Aug. 
Application period: 11 January - 1 March 2021 (subject to change)

Ageing Cognition 20 Sept. - 8 Oct.
Application period: 22 Feb - 12 April 2021 (subject to change)

Neuroepigenetics: writing, reading and erasing the epigenome Dates to be confirmed
Course will likely be moved to 2022, to be confirmed in early February 2021

Eligibility criteria: The applicants must be JNS members.

Application documents:
Materials for application
(Whenever possible, all the materials should be combined into a single PDF file with the applicant’s name included in the file name.)

  1. Application format
    Institution and Department
    Address, Telephone, E-mail
    JNS membership ID
    Gender (Male or Female) (optional)
    Undergraduate Student: Estimated Date of Graduation
    Graduate Student: Date of PhD started and Estimated Date of PhD Completion
    Post-Doctoral Fellow/ Researcher: Date of PhD Completion
    Fellow / Researcher: Date of PhD completion (or Estimated date of PhD completion)

    A paragraph (200-250 words) describing what the applicant expects to achieve by attending the training course.
  2. A one-page curriculum vitae from the applicant, including the following information: education, including the date when the applicant advanced to candidacy for the PhD, honors/awards and publications lists (abstracts and articles)
  3. Past research experience and accomplishments
  4. A one-page letter of recommendation from the applicant’s advisor

All documents should be written in English.

* Please note that a formal application for the Cajal Programme, through the FENS Website (see above), is mandatory, in addition to sending in an application to JNSS. The final acceptance to the Cajal Programme will be decided by the local organizers, following the evaluation of submitted applications via the FENS online application Website.

Application address:

Please save the file: Your Membership ID + your name.docx or .pdf.

Application deadline:
March 15th, 2021 at noon (JST)