ECNP MemberECNP 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.


  • Significantly reduced registration fees for the ECNP Congress.
  • Free online subscription to the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology.
  • 15% reduction on the open access fee (US$3,000) for articles published in European Neuropsychopharmacology.
  • Ability to join an ECNP Network
  • ECNP members* who are registering for the 34th ECNP Congress Hybrid, are able to invite an Early Career Scientist (one per member) for the congress for free of charge. During the registration process of the ECNP member, the email address of the Early Career scientist should be indicated. The Early Career Scientist will then receive an email with further information on how to register for the congress.
    This person will be asked to confirm the Early Career Scientist status during the registration, by uploading a student card (or an official letter in English signed by the head of his/her department, university or institution) and a copy of ID/passport.
    *Supporting membership does not include this benefit and e-mail addresses provided by supporting members will not be taken into account.

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.
  • Opportunity to organise a Brainstorming session at ECNP Congresses.
  • 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.  

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.

ECNP has a special fee for members who are officially retired (Emeritus membership) and have been an ECNP member for ten years or more. Please contact the ECNP Office for further details.

Fellow membership
Fellow membership recognises the achievements of distinguished 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.

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.

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.