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HFSP Postdoctoral Fellowships 2024

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The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) is launching the 2024 edition of the HFSP Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. They invite you to submit your bold, creative, and high-risk research ideas via a letter of intent by 11 May 2023. In August, applicants will be informed if their letter of intent was selected to submit a full proposal, which will be due by 1:00 PM ET on 28 September 2023.

Read more and apply here.

The HFSP fellowship program 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.

Two different fellowships are available:

  • Long-Term Fellowships (LTF) are for applicants with a PhD on a biological topic who want to embark on a novel and frontier project focussing on the life sciences.
  • Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (CDF) are for applicants who hold a doctoral degree from a non-biological discipline (e.g. physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, or computer sciences) and who have not worked in the life sciences before.

See the eligibility criteria here.