From improving your negotiation techniques, expanding your network to developing your communication skills and better understanding how to get your papers published, this series of Special Interest Events (SiE) has been designed to support you in your career.

Don’t forget, there’s no risk of you missing out on any events: the three-month extended access allows you to view any of the SiEs you are interested in on-demand! Find out more.




SiE12 How to Negotiate to Get What You Need

12 July 2020, 9:30 – 10:30 am

Learn some negotiating skills, tricks and tools useful at various stages of your career research in this workshop jointly organised by the ALBA Network and the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence.


SiE07 Neuroscience career paths

13 July 2020, 9:30 – 10:30 am

This is your chance to meet with representatives from business, industry and public sectors, all with a neuroscience background. The speakers will share with you how their neuroscience background contributed to their career-paths.


SiE18 Global Research Collaboration

13 July 2020, 9:30 – 10:30 am

This EBC special interest session will explore how global research collaboration can support brain research: showcasing existing global collaboration and identifying potential links for continued expansion.


SiE09 NENS Graduate Fair

14 July 2020, 9:30 – 10:30 am

MSc and PhD neuroscience school programmes will present themselves during the NENS Graduate School Fair throughout the FENS Forum 2020. Join us at the NENS Fair where you will have the opportunity to share experiences and get detailed information about and from the graduate neuroscience programmes attending the Fair.


SiE14 Starting and mid-career hurdles

15 July 2020, 9:30 – 10:30 am

Organised by the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence (FKNE) the event will focus on topics relevant for senior postdocs, newly appointed and mid-carrier PIs. The approached themes include: how to get the first PI position, selection of team members, application and management of funds, the mid-career gap, early and mid-career mobility, and coping with stress while balancing life with career.

SiE15 Research funding in Europe post-COVID-19

15 July 2020, 9:30 – 10:30 am

This workshop will communicate insights and experience on advocacy activities for neuroscience policy and funding in Europe. The goal of the workshop is to inform neuroscience researchers about strategies, mechanisms, and challenges of science advocacy in Europe; and to encourage individuals to find effective ways of engaging on policy issues.



SiE02 How Society journals handle your paper

12 July 2020, 9:30 – 10:30 am

The aim of this workshop, which will be presented by the editors of four international, society-owned neuroscience journals, to discuss what happens to a paper once it is submitted to a journal.


SiE06 Using Twitter to Communicate in your science life

13 July 2020, 9:30 – 10:30 am

How can you best use Twitter in your science life? An interactive event to get some tips and tricks from a panel of specialists who use this tool to communicate and expand their research!


SiE08 SciComm SOS: communication and public engagement skills workshop

14 July 2020, 9:30 – 10:30 am

Improve your public presentation skills, create a story around your research or learn how to best answer journalists’ questions in this series of three workshops delivered by science communication specialist, Malcolm Love!