ECNP membershipECNP membership is open to established scholars in the field and all those with an active interest at any level in neuroscience – pre-clinical, translational or clinical and related disciples. For those not resident in Europe, corresponding membership is also available.

ECNP membership comes with a number of benefits.


Networking opportunities

  • Access to a member directory ('find a member') to get in touch with and stay connected with a wide network of ECNP members
  • Ability to participate in an ECNP-ISCTM working group


  • Exclusive access to the Members' and Faculty lounge at the ECNP Congress
  • Ability to apply for an invitation to the ACNP Annual Meeting


  • Ordinary Members have:
            - The right to vote at the General Assembly
            - The opportunity to serve on an ECNP Committee and help shape ECNP’s future

Become a member

apply for ECNP membership

The five categories of membership are:

Ordinary Membershipmembers
Ordinary members are expected to be active in the field of applied and translational neuroscience and resident in Europe. Only ordinary members have the right to vote at the General Assembly and to hold office in the Executive Committee. 

Fellow membership
Fellow membership recognises the achievements of distinguished ordinary members. Fellows are selected by the Executive Committee (EC) on the basis of both their excellence as researchers and their contributions to the College. Fellow members are appointed for three years. There is no limit to how many times this may be renewed.

On how to become a Fellow member, please click here.

Emeritus Membership
Emeritus membership is available to longstanding ECNP members (ten years or more) who are at least 65 years of age and have officially retired. Please contact the ECNP Office if you are eligible for Emeritus membership.

Associate Membership
Associate membership is available up to the age of 40 to those who are actively engaged in or interested in research in applied and translational neuroscience and are resident in Europe, but who may not yet fulfil the requirements of ordinary membership. Associate membership is for a period of five years maximum. It is especially recommended for Early Career Scientists. Associate membership does not carry voting rights.

Corresponding Membership
Corresponding membership is available for researchers in the field of applied and translational neuroscience who are not permanently resident in Europe. Corresponding membership does not carry voting rights. Corresponding members cannot hold office in the Executive Committee.

Honorary Membership
Honorary membership is awarded to scientists of outstanding distinction by the General Meeting of members upon recommendation by the Executive Committee.