European Brain and Behaviour Society

European Brain and Behaviour Society


25 October 2021

IBRO - PERC Support for Soft Skills Training

The Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri ottolenghi (NICO) is organising a IBRO-PERC Support for Soft Skills Training entitled "Building up a career in Neuroscience - Grant and CV writing + job interview preparation".

The course targets European postdocs and early career researchers who want to apply for mid-sized grants, foster their independence in research and obtain funds to develop their research ideas and establish a research environment. The course will prepare candidates to write a competitive and successful scientific proposal, to make a good CV and to empower them for different types of interviews and careers at the international level. The course will be virtual, free of charge and prizes for the best attendees are at stake.

Application deadline: 17 October 2021 EXTENDED 31 October 2021.

Find additional information, prerequisites and application form at the following link .

10 March 2021

ELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT - Call for nominations

We invite nominations for candidates (who should be members of EBBS) to stand for election for:

  • One ordinary member
  • One young scientist member (members who obtained their PhDs no more than 10 years ago)
  • Treasurer

Nominations should be made by a member of EBBS and sent by e-mail to the Secretary General, Alex Easton (secretary@ebbs-science.org) no later than May 3, 2021.

Nominations should include a short summary of the candidate (about ½ A4 along with a photo if possible). This will be published together with the web-on-line ballots. In accepting nominations, we assume that the candidate has already agreed to stand for election.

22 January 2021

Call for Travel Grant applications for the 2021 meeting

EBBS is offering 10 travel awards (3 for post-docs and 7 for PhD students) to attend our meeting in person in Lausanne in September.

Award winners will receive a €500 bank transfer after the meeting as well as a special EBBS Travel Award Certificate. Should the meeting move entirely online then the award will instead cover the cost of registration fees at the cost incurred to the applicant.

All applicants should be EBBS members at the time of application. Applications should include:

  • A copy of the poster abstract identical to the one which will be submitted to the meeting. The applicant must be the first author on the abstract.
  • A one page CV.

Applications should be sent to the Secretary General of the EBBS (Alex Easton, secretary@ebbs-science.org) by the end of Sunday 28th February 2021.

Abstracts must be submitted in English and cannot be more than 250 words.
Abstract topic: Submissions are welcome in all topics related to Behavioral Neuroscience.
Abstract title: The title should not exceed 25 words.
Body text: limited to 300 words Abstracts should clearly state: Aims, Methods, Results and Conclusions.
Use only standard abbreviations. Place special or unusual abbreviations in parentheses after the full word the first time it appears.
We recommend using word-processing software (for example Word) for editing your abstract and counting the number of words.

22 January 2021

Call for EBBS sponsored international lecturers

Members are invited to submit proposals for support of an EBBS sponsored International Lecturer at meetings, workshops or summer/winter schools. Applications for small, local meetings are discouraged. Deadline February 28th 2021.

A travel grant of €700 will be awarded to defray the additional costs of a lecturer from another country. Applicants (who have to be members of EBBS) should provide sufficient details to satisfy the following points: 

  • the lecturer will make an important contribution and enhance the quality of the meeting
  • the lecturer will raise the profile of both the meeting and the EBBS
  • the meeting will be advertised widely, with EBBS support clearly acknowledged
  • the meeting will be open to all EBBS members

Please note that a brief report on the meeting and lecture should be submitted after the meeting.
Applications should include a one-page C.V. of the nominated lecturer. They should be made at least 6 months before the meeting and addressed to the Secretary (Alex Easton; secretary@ebbs-science.org).

17 December 2020

Call for Candidates for the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence

Dear EBBS members,

FENS has launched a call for applications for the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence.

EBBS can nominate up to two candidates following a selection process.

Please visit the following link .

If you are interested and eligible, send your CV (max 3 pages) and a one-page statement of interest to EBBS Secretary General, Alex Easton (secretary@ebbs-science.org), by Monday 11th January 2021.

Please note that your CV has to address the following items:

  • Current position and affiliation; including amount of time dedicated to research;
  • Previous positions and affiliations;
  • If applicable indicate the reasons for any career breaks or leaves of absence (e.g. due to maternity leave);
  • List of publications, highlighting the 5-10 most relevant;
  • Personal prizes, awards, fellowships, grants etc.;
  • Leadership/ organisational activities;
  • Memberships of scientific societies, editorial boards etc.;
  • Invited lectures;
  • Knowledge transfer (industrial innovation, outreach to lay public etc.);
  • Other responsibilities.

9 October 2020

Brain Innovation Days

The European Brain Council and beLean.net are pleased to host the first-ever Brain Innovation Days on 13 October 2020. Find out more information about the event on www.braininnovationdays.eu

5 October 2020

49th Meeting of European Brain and Behaviour Society
Lausanne, Switzerland · 4-7 September 2021
CALL FOR SYMPOSIUM PROPOSALS - deadline extended to October 12th

The European Brain and Behavior Society (EBBS) has extended the deadline for symposium proposals for the 49th EBBS meeting that will take place in Lausanne, 4-7 September 2021.

Symposia Guidelines

The EBBS program committee welcomes excellent symposia that advance our knowledge of the brain and behavior, in health and disease, and using all research approaches.

Excellent proposals covering either a hot topic in the field or a novel topic not represented in previous EBBS meetings will be favoured.

A symposium may be proposed by any established researcher, who did not have a symposium proposal accepted at the EBBS 2019 meeting. Members of the Program committee can neither propose a symposium nor be speakers in a symposium. Proposers of successful symposia would be expected to be or become full members of the EBBS*.

Each symposium will require a chair and four speakers (the chair may be one of the speakers). Preference will be given to proposals that represent diversity (across age, sex, and origin).

Note: We are aware that the current situation with COVID-19 may lead to some uncertainty for speakers at this stage. Alongside our preferred plans for a conference we can all attend in person, we are preparing plans for the meeting to be held virtually or as a hybrid meeting if needed. We hope that symposium proposals can therefore be submitted with confidence.

Please complete the EBBS symposium proposal form on the conference website (https://www.ebbs2021.org/call-for-symposium-proposals/) by October 12th 2020.

Any questions please email secretary@ebbs-science.org.

*Becoming EBBS member comes with many advantages, including full FENS membership, at a low fee of €40,- per year – Register here.