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Project Encephalon (PE) is an international, trainee-led non-profit, organization for neuroscience enthusiasts and conducts various academic and non-academic neuroscience-related activities while accounting for the interdisciplinary needs of the field. PE began as a club of fewer than 50 individuals on a messaging platform from the attendance of the Monsoon Brain Meeting as SIGN. It was later rebranded as 'Project Encephalon' to reflect its evolution into an all-encompassing, global organization and to match the remarkable rise in its popularity. Project Encephalon is a subsidiary of Project Encephalon Foundation, a trust registered with the Government in India.  PE, even though comprises individuals from the vast arena of neuroscience and allied fields like psychology, psychiatry, neurology, bioinformatics, engineering, computer science, etc, the one synapse that connects us all, is our passion to learn the different aspects of neuroscience. The fact that we come from a multitude of backgrounds propels us to explore topics from a wide range of perspectives and as a result, boosts our understanding of Neuroscience. PE aims to develop a vibrant and inclusive community for anyone with an interest in neuroscience, where they can reap all the benefits this organization offers, despite their socioeconomic background as a result, there are no fees to join the organization and all the activities conducted by PE are available without any price. To enhance the diversity among all nationalities, religions, sexualities, genders, races, and ethnicities, the PE community abides by the strict code of conduct and proceeds according to a predefined constitution. 



PE runs a discord channel for all its members where they can interact with each other and discuss various aspects of neuroscience. Become a member to join the forum. 

PE  encourages its members to participate in creative aspects of neuroscience like neuroart, neurofashion, neurofiction, etc as evident from PE's NeuroPiction Series.


To promote academic endeavours of its members PE conducts core neuroscience activities like Journal Club, Paper Club, Neurorants, etc.



To create a vibrant community of neuroscience enthusiasts

irrespective of their background and connect them all.

To support the endeavors of all, high schoolers, undergraduates, graduates and early career researchers.


To provide not only academic and research opportunities but also provide a platform to nourish creativity.

To encourage and support budding researchers and leaders in the field of neuroscience and allied subjects.

Mission Statement

Project Encephalon (PE) aims to develop a vibrant community for future leaders in neuroscience where they can be exposed to the myriads of realms, that encompass the vast expanse of this interdisciplinary field, stimulating them to holistically approach the field. This, we believe, will help student researchers gain knowledge on a wide array of domains, that might prove useful for research in neuroscience.

We currently run a very successful fortnightly journal club, where we invite members of our club to present on a topic of their liking, Sapiens in Neuroscience, an interview series, Paper Club and a lot more.

Project Encephalon through the lens of time.

24 June 2020

Foundation Day

12 July 2020

Launched first activity

20 August 2020

Constituition adopted

8 Sept 2020

Current name & logo adopted

Introducing Project Encephalon Foundation 

Project Encephalon Foundation or PEF is a registered legal entity as a non-profit trust with the Government in India.

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