The Forum is an excellent opportunity for FENS and its partners to present Awards and Prizes to outstanding scientists and researchers:

The FENS-EJN Award is sponsored by the European Journal of Neuroscience publisher Wiley and is given in recognition of an outstanding scientific work in any area of neuroscience. The prize winner gives a lecture at the FENS Forum.

In 2020 the FENS EJN Award winner is Seth Grant from Edinburgh, UK. His lecture entitled The synaptome: an epic journey in time and space will take place on Wednesday 15 July at 11:45 – 12:15.

The FENS EJN Young Investigator Prize is sponsored by Wiley (publisher of the European Journal of Neuroscience). It is awarded to an early career researcher in recognition of his or her outstanding scientific contributions to any area of neuroscience. The award is presented at the FENS Forum, where the awardee gives a lecture.

The 2020 winner is Laurence Hunt from Oxford, UK. His lecture entitled Prefrontal circuits for decision making will take place on Wednesday 15 July at 12:15 – 12:45

The Boehringer-Ingelheim / FENS Research Award is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim and is announced by FENS. The award is given in recognition of outstanding and innovative scientific work from all areas of neuroscience research. The award is presented during the FENS Forum, where the prize winner gives a special lecture.

The 2020 awardee is Johannes Gräff from Lausanne, Switzerland and the lecture entitled Memory aids on the chromatin? Deciphering epigenetic mechanisms of memory storage and change will take place on Monday 13 July at 13:30 – 14:15.

The FKNE Mentoring Prize, supported by the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence, honours a scientist with demonstrated leadership in fostering the careers of neuroscientists. The recipient of the Mentoring Prize is announced at the FENS Forum.

The award ceremony will take place on Sunday 12 July at 17:15 – 17:30.

The FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence awards the FKNE PhD Thesis Prize to an early career researcher for his/her outstanding PhD thesis in any domain of neuroscience. The winner of the prize is publicly announced at the FENS Forum.

The award ceremony will take place on Sunday 12 July at 17:15 – 17:30.

With the ALBA-FKNE Diversity Prize, the ALBA Network and the FENS-Kavli Scholars wish to highlight a scientist or group that has made outstanding contributions to promoting equality and diversity in brain sciences, including but not limited to advocacy, mentorship or the creation of diversity-promoting initiatives. Every two years this prize is awarded at the FENS Forum.

The award ceremony will take place on Monday 13 July at 17:15 – 17:30.

The EDAB-FENS BAW Excellence Award recognises the outstanding presentation of a Brain Awareness Week public outreach programme in the past two years by an organisation such as a hospital, university, national society or NGO. The prize is supported by the Dana Foundation and the European Dana Alliance for the Brain (EDAB) and is awarded at the FENS Forum.

The 2020 edition of the award will be presented during a public Neuroscience Outreach Reception taking place on Sunday 12 July at 18:45 – 20:45.

The Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize, awarded by the Hertie Foundation and FENS, recognises the work of outstanding early career scientists in the field of neuroscience. The prize is named after American Nobel Prize winner Prof. Eric Kandel, and is awarded every two years at the Forum with a special lecture.

The winner of the 2019 prize is Misha Ahrens from the US, and his lecture entitled Glia make zebrafish ‘give up’ on futile behavior will take place on Tuesday 14 July at 13:30 – 14:15.

The Brain Prize is awarded by the Lundbeck Foundation to one or more scientists who have distinguished themselves by an outstanding contribution to neuroscience and who are still active in research. The winners are invited to give one or more lectures at the FENS Forum.

The 2019 Brain Prize winners are Marie-Germaine Bousser, Hugues Chabriat, Anne Joutel and Elisabeth Tournier-Lasserve. Their lectures will take place Sunday 12 July at 13:30 – 15:00.

The IBRO-Kemali International Prize for Outstanding Contributions in Neuroscience is awarded by the IBRO Dargut and Milena Kemali Foundation to an early career scientist who has made outstanding contributions to basic or clinical neuroscience. The prize winner is invited to give a featured lecture at the FENS Forum.

The awardee for 2020 is Hailan Hu from Hangzhou, China and the lecture entitled From pecking order to Ketamine – Neural mechanisms of social and emotional behaviors will take place on Sunday 12 July at 13:30 – 14:15.

ERA-NET NEURON awards the Excellent Paper in Neuroscience Award (EPNA), targeted at early-career scientists who have published first author research articles in international peer reviewed journals. Every two years, the EPNA awardee is invited to the FENS Forum for a special lecture.

The 2020 awardee’s lecture will take place on Tuesday 14 July at 13:30 – 14:15.