IBRO Pan-Europe Regional Committee (IBRO-PERC) and FENS are delighted to announce the winners of the FENS/IBRO-PERC Exchange Fellowships call. The programme aims to support the career development of early-career researchers in the field of neuroscience by providing them with opportunities for intra-European mobility and by nurturing their growth in a skill-enhancing context.

FENS and IBRO-PERC are pleased with the high-rate response of the neuroscience community to this new initiative: 73 eligible applications from 23 European countries were submitted during the first FENS/IBRO-PERC Exchange Fellowships call, which closed on 15 April 2023.

The recipients of the FENS/IBRO-PERC Exchange Fellowships are:

Career Status


Home Lab

Host Lab


Sofia Dede

Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Greece

Institut Pasteur Paris, France


Emma Nesbit

Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany

University of Oxford, UK


Emma Delhaye

University of Liege, Belgium

University of Lisboa, Portugal


Clara Alice Musi

University of Milan, Italy

Aston University, UK


Giulia Carini

University of Brescia, Italy

University of Oxford, UK


Anna Lech

Łukasiewicz Research Network – PORT Polish Center for Technology Development, Poland

IGBMC, Department of Biology and Stem Cell Development, France


Jovana Aranđelović

University of Belgrade, Serbia

Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal


Agathe Moret

Paris Brain Institute, France

University of Oxford, UK


Bin Wan

Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany

University of Cambridge, UK


Oumayma Aousji

Universitaetsklinikum Ulm, Germany

Université Paris Cité, France 


Sara Badesso

Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes, Spain

Institut du Fer à Moulin, INSERM UMR-S 1270, Italy


FENS and IBRO-PERC warmly congratulate the eleven awardees and wish them success in their scientific endeavours. 

About the FENS/IBRO-PERC Exchange Fellowships

The FENS/IBRO-PERC Exchange Fellowships are designed to provide Master’s and PhD students, and early postdocs with the opportunity to spend up to three months in a different European laboratory. This experience allows them to benefit from methodological training, learn new techniques, and broaden their scientific perspectives.

FENS and IBRO-PERC are committed to supporting the development of neuroscience careers and fostering collaboration within the European neuroscience community.

Application deadline for the current call: 15 October 2023. More information here.


About FENS

Founded in 1998, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), one of IBRO’s 92 member societies, is the main organization for neuroscience in Europe. It currently represents 44 national and single-discipline neuroscience societies across 33 European countries and more than 22,000 member scientists.