Human Frontier Science Program - Postdoctoral Fellowships for High-Risk Projects in the Life Sciences

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The Human Frontier Science Program fellowship supports proposals for 'frontier, potentially transformative, research in the life sciences'. Applications for high-risk projects are particularly encouraged. The projects should be interdisciplinary in nature and should challenge existing paradigms by using novel approaches and techniques. Scientifically, they should address an important problem or a barrier to progress in the field.

HFSP postdoctoral fellowships encourage early career scientists to broaden their research skills by moving into new areas of study while working in a new country. Long-Term Fellowships and Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships are available.

Long-Term Fellowships (LTF) are for applicants with a Ph.D. in a biological discipline, who will broaden their expertise by proposing a project in the life sciences which is significantly different from their previous Ph.D. or postdoctoral work.

Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (CDF) are for applicants with a Ph.D. from outside the life sciences (e.g. in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering or computer sciences).

Nationals from the HFSP member countries (including Japan) can apply for a fellowship in any country.


Deadline:  22 August 2019

Further information: HFSP