日本神経科学学会国際連携委員会委員長 尾藤 晴彦

FENS-JNS Young Researchers Exchange Support Program (YREP)
The Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS) and FENS support under the YREP agreement travel and/or accommodation costs associated with participation in respective JNS or FENS Meetings, or FENS supported Cajal training courses. YREP stipends up to a maximum of € 2,000 cover the actual travel expenses (economy flight only) and expenses linked to accommodation during the annual or biennial meetings, or the training period. This program is designed to help researchers broaden their research perspective and to encourage their research and social interaction. JNS helps and supports undergraduate or graduate students, working towards a master or PhD degree, or early phase postdocs (max three years after PhD graduation) 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. Those who are interested in this YREP program, click “Download here” and get the application form now.

Supported training activities in FENS member countries in 2017:
-Training course attendance:
The training course is part of the training portfolio of FENS:
FENS training courses

Upcoming CAJAL Courses:2017
Interacting with neural circuits, 2-22 July 2017, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
CAJAL course in Computational Neuroscience, 6-26 August 2017, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Advanced Techniques in Synapse Biology, 3-23 July 2017, Bordeaux Neurocampus
Ion channels in the brain in health and disease, 4-22 September 2017, Bordeaux Neurocampus
Connectomics: from Micro- to Meso- and Macro-Scales, 2-21 October 2017, Bordeaux Neurocampus

Eligibility criteria: To be eligible for a stipend under the YREP programme, the applicants must be:

  • Undergraduate or graduate students, working towards a master or PhD degree, or early phase postdocs (max three years after PhD graduation)
  • JNS members (for training activities in FENS member countries in odd years and for FENS meeting in even years).

Application documents:

  1. CV with list of publications and society meeting presentations;
  2. Letter of intent: Please present in a 1-page letter of intent your motivation for application, and describe how this participation in a Cajal programme will benefit you and your current ongoing research project.
  3. Past research experience and accomplishments: Description of past research experience and accomplishments (up to 2 pages in total)
  4. Recommendation letter from the current supervisor at your current affiliation;

    All documents should be written in English.

To apply in 2017 for a training course* in Europe, please complete the application pack

download here.

* Please note that a formal application for the Cajal Programme, through the FENS Website (see above), is mandatory, in addition to sending in a YREP 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:
Young researchers from Japan (i.e. going to Europe) should send their application via email (a single PDF file attachment by email, whenever possible) to JNS at application@jnss.org

Please save the file: Your Membership ID + your name.docx or .pdf.
Title of the mail: Application form for FENS YREP program

Application deadline for FENS-JNS YREP:March 1st, 2017

The training courses in Europe listed on the Cajal training courses page at

Haruhiko Bito,
Chair of International Collaboration Committee, JNS