Help organise the biggest neuroscience meeting in Europe!

27th Sep 2020

The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) is calling for nominations for a chairperson and ordinary members for the FENS Programme Committee 2022. The committee will be responsible for the scientific programme of the next FENS Forum in Paris in 2022.

The British Neuroscience Association, as a member of FENS and of the FENS Governing Council, is able to nominate individuals for this Committee.  The BNA is able to nominate:

  • Chairperson: maximum one nomination 
  • Ordinary committee member: maximum two nominations, each for a different main scientific domain (see below), with an alternative scientific domain proposed for each candidate.

What do the roles entail?

Job description: Interested nominees must please read the job descriptions to ensure you know what being a POC member would entail.

POC guidelines: to find out what the POC is responsible for, please read the Guidelines and specifications for the FENS Forum Programme Committee.

For more information about FENS and its operations, please also see:
FENS Articles of Association
FENS Regulations 201807
Strategic Plan


How can I get nominated?

The deadline for nominations is 17:00 GMT, Sunday 25th October 2020. 

To be nominated by the BNA, you must be a BNA member.  Nominees are selected primarily for their international scientific standing and expertise in the task to be fulfilled, as chairperson or ordinary member of the Programme Committee. 

Nominees must be available to attend Programme Committee meetings at the beginning of March 2021, beginning of July 2021 and May 2022. 

To apply, please email stating: 

  • which role you are interested in (Chairperson or Ordinary member)
  • 1st choice Scientific Domain
  • 2nd choice Scientific Domain
  • a brief CV
  • and 100 words on why you wish to stand.

Provided a nominee meets eligibility criteria and is suitable for the role, nominations will be processed on a first come-first served basis.

All FENS’ member organisations, such as the BNA, puts forward individuals as nominees. The FENS Governing Council then votes to select which of the nominees become members of the Programme Organising Committee, and it is the FENS Governing Council which makes the final decisions regarding Committee membership.


The scientific domains:

  • Domain 1: Development and Stem Cells + Neurons and Glia: Intrinsic Properties, Cell Biology and Cell Types
  • Domain 2: Synapses and Plasticity
  • Domain 3: Sensory and Motor systems
  • Domain 4: Cognition and Behaviour
  • Domain 5: Internal States and Homeostasis
  • Domain 6: Disorders of the Nervous System
  • Domain 7: Circuit Dynamics and Oscillations
  • Domain 8: Computational and Theoretical Neuroscience



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