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  1. jNWG Symposia at the NWG Meetings (we will organize our own jNWG symposium to showcase projects of young scientist during the next NWG Göttingen meeting in 2021)
  2. Contributions to the Neuroforum (jNWG members are represented in the editorial board, contribute regularly with articles, Breaking News winners present their projects)
  3. Contributions of young scientists to Gehirn.info
  4. “Book a young neuroscientist,” Neuroscience for kids at schools


  1. Newsletter on a regular basis (don’t worry, no spam)
  2. Annual jNWG meetings for the exchange of science, skills and ideas, to gain experience, and to network beyond your scientific project
  3. Online platform for peer-to-peer collaborations and scientific knowledge sharing (within the NWG homepage)
  4. Regular jNWG social events at the NWG meeting in Göttingen
  5. Connect to Neuroscience Societies and Laboratories across Europe, e.g. through collaborating with the FENS Kavli Network of Excellence


  1. jNWG as a new section within the NWG (section speaker as an executive board member represents our needs and wishes within the NWG)  
  2. Breaking News symposia at the NWG meeting: jNWG members in the committee for abstract and winner election
  3. NWG meeting 2021 (as a NWG section, we will be part of the program committee for the next NWG meeting)
  4. Neuroforum (e.g. contribute articles to Neuroforum; Sophie Seidenbecher and Andreas Ritzau-Jost were selected to become members of the editorial board and represent us as jNWG)


  1. Exchanges of experience from (junior-) professors to students and postdocs (i.e. during organized get-to-know activities during NWG meetings)
  2. Introductory symposia/workshops at the NWG meetings about project methods (basics and news), which are presented during the regular NWG symposia
  3. Soft skills workshops at the annual jNWG meetings (e.g. media training, science communication, presentation skills, mentoring or how to become a good supervisor/group leader, and more)
  4. Alternative career possibilities  
  5. Promote the online job market at the NWG homepage