Applications open for FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence 2020

9th Mar 2020

The Call for Applications for the selection of FENS-Kavli Scholars (2020-2024) is now open.

Candidates can apply themselves, but candidates can also approach us to be nominated by the BNA

As a member Society of FENS, the BNA can nominate up to two candidates. 

If you are interested in having your application supported by a BNA nomination, please read all the information below and send us information as stated.


  • Applying to the BNA for one of two BNA-supported nominations for FENS-Kavli scholarship = April 24th 2020
  • Application to FENS for FENS-Kavli scholarship = May 10th 2020

About the FKNE

The FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence is a prestigious network of 30 outstanding early to mid-career European neuroscientists.

The Network was established in 2014 through a collaboration by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and the Kavli Foundation. The multidisciplinary, international Network of FENS-Kavli Scholars is self-organised and aims to improve Neuroscience in Europe and beyond through scientific exchange, providing opportunities for young scientists, and facilitating dialogue between scientists, policy-makers, and society. FKNE Scholars participate in ~ 2 meetings per year that allow for lively discussion of a range of topics across Neuroscience as well as challenges and opportunities for European neuroscientists.

Check here to find out more about the current FENS Kavli Scholars and some of FKNE’s scientific, outreach, and policy activities.

Selection of 15 new FENS-Kavli Scholars will take place in 2020.

The new FENS-Kavli scholars will actively serve two terms, each of 2 years' duration (i.e. 2020-2024).


  • Only candidates who have independent PI positions in a FENS member country are eligible;
  • Candidates are encouraged to apply directly;
  • Additionally, each FENS member society (e.g. BNA) may nominate up to two candidates – see below.  These do not have to be members of the nominating society. Gender balance is encouraged;
  • In all cases, the application should be supported by two letters from internationally renowned neuroscientists;
  • All applications and nominations should be submitted following instructions on the FKNE website

Deadline for applications to FENS: May 10th.

Candidates should be available for maximum 20-minute Skype interview on 9 July 2020.

BNA Nomination (Deadline 24th April)

If you wish to strengthen your application with a nomination from the BNA, please contact us with the following information to by April 24th (Midnight GMT) before submitting your application to FENS.

  • Candidate details
  • CV
  • Letter of support

The BNA will select 2 successful candidates for nomination by 27th April, and inform all candidates of the outcome.

All candidates must then submit their application via FKNE website the by 10th May.

For full details of the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence and Application, please click here

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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