Training and Learning

Advanced Imaging Techniques for Neuroscience

This Cajal course will bring together leading developers and practitioners of cutting-edge imaging techniques that push the frontiers of neuroscience research. The course follows up on previous Cajal school editions on this topic. The course will cover a broad spectrum of concepts and practical techniques, both classic and new, to provide a solid basis and critical guidance for newcomers and experienced users alike, wishing to pick up skills and learn about new developments and avenues in microscopy and its impact on neuroscience.

  • Monday 30th September - Friday 18th October 2024
  • Bordeaux School of Neuroscience, Bordeaux, France
  • Registration fee: 3.950 € (includes tuition fee, accommodation and meals)
  • The programme offers 4 stipends per course (waived registration fee, not including travel expenses). Please apply through the course online application form.
  • Deadline to apply: Monday 6th May 2024


UK Research Integrity Office webinar


Workshop on the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme

This scheme is under the Horizon Europe programme and organised jointly by the Edinburgh Research Office and the Institute for Academic Development. This is an all-day, online event that will be held via MS Teams.

This workshop will provide an overview of the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, how the University of Edinburgh can support researchers and their supervisors throughout the application process, and in-depth proposal writing prompts and advice. There are two interactive sessions where you will hear from current Edinburgh-based MSCA fellows and supervisors during which you can ask questions.

  • Tuesday 11th June, 9.30am - 4pm
  • If you have any questions please contact Dr Elisabetta Spano (Edinburgh Research Office) and Dr Anna Pilz (Institute for Academic Development and MSCA alumna).


British Neuropathology Society Summer School: “Technology advancements pushing the boundaries of neuropathology diagnostics and research”

Learn about the latest tech tools used in neuropathology for studying and diagnosing neurological diseases.

  • Tuesday 11th - Thursday 13th June 2024.
  • Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester
  • Tickets start from £109.05


FENS Inaugural Neuroethics Hackathon

Participation in this Hackathon will include a 1.5-hour virtual workshop, two weeks before the FENS Forum to receive details and group assignments. The focus will be on ethical futures in neuroAI. If selected, you and a group of peers will be put in the driver’s seat to address a series of trials and questions designed to raise awareness on how to ensure more responsible futures for potential advances in AI-powered neuroscience.

  • Tuesday 25th June 2024 (the exact timing will be based on the time zones of the selected participants)
  • Registration deadline: 14th May 2024


Free webinar on Co-production: participant and stakeholder involvement in research by UK Research Integrity Office

In this webinar, expert speakers will explore the benefits and challenges of 'participatory research,' including the ethical issues it raises. This approach to research ‘encompasses research designs, methods, and frameworks that use systematic inquiry in direct collaboration with those affected by an issue being studied for the purpose of action or change’.

  • Wednesday 28th June, 10:00 - 11:00am.


2024 UK Stroke Research Workshop

This in-person workshop, organised under the auspices of the NIHR CRN Stroke Speciality and generously supported by the British and Irish Association of Stroke Physicians and the Stroke Association follows highly successful workshops held in Cambridge, Manchester, Leicester, Sheffield and London. There will be updates on the latest stroke research including sessions on stroke in the young, new developments in stroke rehabilitation, mechanism of vascular dementia, biomarkers for stroke and acute stroke therapy.  There will also be an interactive workshop on designing and implementing a stroke research project.

  • 17th - 18th September 2024
  • A full bursary funded by the Jane White Fund (covering registration fees, accommodation, and dinner as well as £100 towards travel) is available to a medical student with the highest-scoring abstract
  • Deadline 30th June 2024 for both the abstracts and bursary applications.


10th Edinburgh Clinical Research Methodology Course

A two-day introductory course providing a comprehensive overview of methods and frameworks essential for conducting clinical research, recognising the diversity of approaches from randomised controlled trials through to qualitative methods. Participants will learn how to integrate Patient and Public Involvement into research design and delivery, as well as how to effectively engage with industry partners to advance research and promote innovation.

  • Monday 30th September - Tuesday 1st October 2024, 9.30am - 4.40pm
  • John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh
  • Registration Fee £225


Human Brain Anatomy Course (in person), King's College London 

This exciting 2-day course from 10am-4pm, consists of a series of in-person lectures covering all aspects of human brain anatomy in a very clear and accessible way. These are integrated with live Neuroanatomy video demonstrations and 'hands-on' practical sessions using preserved human brain specimens and detailed anatomical models. Guided by a team of experienced anatomy demonstrators, the practical component will help consolidate your learning and give you a solid, three-dimensional understanding of the human brain.  

  • Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd July
  • Location: Anatomy dissection room, King's College London  
  • Places strictly limited. Suitable for undergraduates and postgraduates in neuroscience, psychology and medicine. 
  • Price: £395 (with instant access to 8 online preparatory modules)- Option to pay in 4 monthly installments  
  • Course Director:  Dr Paul Johns, Consultant Neuropathologist, Reader in Clinical Neuroanatomy 


Meta-research Methods Webinar Series

Want to learn about methods for conducting meta-research (research on research, or the science of science) studies? Join our Meta-research Methods Webinar Series!

  • When: Mondays 5pm CEST
  • What: Each presenter will briefly discuss a meta-research study that they completed; then share common problems to look for when reading these types of studies, anticipated challenges and how to handle them, and other tips and lessons learned. 


FENS-Hertie Winter School: Neuroscience of Mental Health

This Winter School will cover a broad range of topics focusing on the cognitive and computational processes, brain circuits, neurochemicals, genetics and environmental influences that drive mental health problems. It will bring together clinical and basic neuroscientists working on core problems in mental health neuroscience, relevant to understanding symptoms, risk factors and treatments across a broad range of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, psychosis and compulsive behaviours.The course is meant for PhD students and early-career postdocs with a background in either human or basic neuroscience, and preferably some knowledge of the subject.

  • Sunday 3rd – Saturday 9th December
  • Obergurgl, Austria
  • Registration deadline: Monday 26th June 2023
  • Registration fees:
    • 520 euros for FENS members (and remember, if you’re a BNA member you’re also automatically a FENS member!)
    • 640 euros for non-members.
    • Four stipends are available from FENS, intended for candidates with no other source of funding