Junior Scientist

ECNP Junio Scientists InitiativeThe future of neuroscience in Europe relies on the field’s ability to attract and retain talented junior researchers. To underline this, ECNP has developed a range of junior scientist benefits at this congress, including the ability to:  

  • Register for the congress free of charge or at a reduced rate
  • Win a Travel Award
  • Learn practical skills at the Career development sessions.
  • Attend the two New findings symposia (incorporated in the scientific programme)
  • Join us at Bar Arlequin for a ‘science-on-the-rocks’  on Monday evening.

If you have submitted an abstract, you might have won a Travel Award! After the congress, you will receive € 500 to support your travel costs to the congress.

At the congress, you will also have the chance to win a Poster Award (not exclusively for junior scientists). These awards are given on-site to the posters of the highest scientific excellence, presented in the most effective way. The award consists of € 500 and a commemorative certificate.

Career development sessions
Sunday-Tuesday 13.15-13.45 | Poster area (podium)

These training sessions each feature an engaging expert in the field, specifically invited to share with you their wealth of knowledge and experience. The topics are especially interesting for junior scientists.

New findings symposia
As part of the programme of the congress, 16 junior scientists who participated in the 2017 ECNP Workshop in Nice have been invited to give a presentation. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend these sessions (S.12 and S.16).

This special junior scientist evening will take place on Monday 4 September from 19.00-20.30 at Bar Arlequin at the Palais des Congrès de Paris. Gitte Knudsen and Damiaan Denys, members of the Executive Committee, will give short talks on their personal perspective on how to combine clinical work, research and personal life.

Be there, the first two drinks will be offered by ECNP! A voucher can be picked up at the ECNP Plaza (for a maximum of 100 people on a first come, first served basis).

Junior Members Advisory Panel (JMAP)
The Junior Members Advisory Panel was especially set up in 2012 to come up with ideas to involve junior scientists in ECNP activities. We are continuously exploring new ways to encourage the participation of junior researchers at the ECNP Congress and enrich their congress experience. If you have ideas and suggestions, let us know by e-mail.