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 Ordinary members* who will register for the 35th ECNP Congress Hybrid, will be able to invite an Early Career Scientist (one per member) for the congress for EUR 100. In the My ECNP portal a registered ECNP Ordinary Member can indicate an e-mail address of the Early Career Scientist (ECS). If this ECS has not registered yet, an e-mail with further information on how to register for the congress will be sent to the ECS.
    Please note, in order to be eligible for the EUR 100 registration fee, this person should meet all Early Career Scientist criteria set by ECNP, not be registered already for the 35th ECNP Congress Hybrid and upload a valid copy of ID/passport during registration.
    *Associate and supporting membership does not include this benefit and e-mail addresses provided by associate and 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.
  • 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.