Opportunities for Early Career Scientists (ECS)

Early career scientistsThe future of applied and translational neuroscience in Europe relies on the field’s ability to attract and retain talented early career researchers.

ECNP is committed to ensuring that Early Career Scientists (ECS) continue to be drawn into the field and that they are supported in their professional development.

ECNP offers the following especially for Early Career Scientists:


  • ECNP Workshop on Applied Neuroscience
  • ECNP Workshop on Clinical Research Methods

ECNP CongressEarly Career Scientists at welcome reception

  • Reduced registration fee at ECNP Congresses
  • New Findings in Applied Neuroscience Symposium incorporated in the scientific programme
  • Career Development Sessions focusing on building ECS scientific careers
  • An innovative format: ECNP’s Got Talent Session
  • Special awards
    ECNP Excellence Award
    - ECNP Rising Star Award
  • The off-site Science-on-the-Rocks evening
  • Match-making Translational Speed-dating Session (MYTM), a few selected couples will receive funding for a peer-to-peer translational internship at each other’s institute
  • The off-site Science-on-the-Rocks evening
  • Early Career Scientist corner at the Welcome Reception