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FENS2024 - Student host society committee

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Dear young Neuroscientist,

The next FENS Forum will take place from June 25-29 2024 in Vienna (Messe Wien).

We are now looking for students who are interested in contributing to the meeting by joining the Student Host Society Committee.

12 ANA students will be selected out of the applications. For those selected the registration fee for the Forum will be waived. Two of them will be named Chairs of the SHSC, and their names will be added to the ANA Host Society Committee (HSC). We are hoping for many more applications than can be accommodated in the SHSC. They will serve as an extended network for the SHSC.

Click here for the application form


Tasks of the SHSC (and the extended network)

  • Setup of a social media network (in advance of the Forum)
  • Company for visiting students during the time of the meeting
  • Advice for student participants (travel, rooms, restaurants, leisure, scientific program etc)
  • Maintain contact with FENS Communication and ANA Social media
  • Manning of the SHSC booth at the conference venue (Messe Wien)
  • Guidance for FENS Forum participants at Messe Wien
  • Arrange interviews for students with speaker at the Forum ("Meet the Experts")
  • Assist ENCODS (European Neuroscience Conference by Doctoral Student) in organizing events at the Forum


Requirements for applications

  • Master or PhD program at time of application
  • Member of the Austrian Neuroscience Society (ANA)
  • If you are not yet an ANA member you may apply for membership (annual fee: 15 €/year)
  • Proficiency in English language
  • Availability from June 2023 (intermittent) and during the FENS Forum 2024

Please inform your supervisor if you are selected to serve at the SHSC


2023 Timeline

  • May 2023: Call for student applications (only ANA Members)
  • June 2023: Selection of students; appointment of Chairs. Students not selected can join as extended SHSC without waived registration fees
  • June 2023: Meeting of Student Host Society Committee (hybrid) – discussion of tasks, feedback on student-related activities (e.g. booth)
  • By October 2023: Setup of SHSC social networks

Deadline for applications: June 10, 2023

Looking forward to many applications, sincerely yours

Sigismund Huck


Chair, FENS Forum 2024 Host Society Committee

P.S. If you encounter problems to upload the application form using the link, you can access the form by copying the following URL in your browser

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNxSjCSGRKY6cAiFCQY2qX-QihdT4vCmnLhb8spc8PHdqW3w/viewform?usp=sf_link