The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Research Grants

About HFSP

The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) supports novel, innovative and interdisciplinary basic research focused on the complex mechanisms of living organisms. Research Grants are awarded for novel, ground-breaking collaborations involving extensive collaboration among teams of scientists working in different countries and in different disciplines. Two types of grants are available: Young Investigators Grants and Program Grants.

The members of the HFSP Organisation are Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland the United Kingdom, the United States of America and the European Union.


What is funded?

The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) is a niche program that supports innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems with emphasis placed on novel and interdisciplinary approaches that involve scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries.

Awards are made to international (preferably intercontinental) teams of 2 to 4 members. Successful projects often involve an element of risk. They are granted up to $250,000 for a team of 2; $350,000 for a team of 3; $450,000 for a team of 4 or more, for every year of their 3-year projects.

The Principal Applicant representing the international team must be located in one of the member countries, but participants can be located in any country. Young scientists from anywhere in the world may apply for a fellowship to work in a laboratory in one of the supporting countries. A scientist from one of the member countries can apply to work anywhere in the world.

There are two types of grants: the Young Investigators Grants, and the Program Grants.


Application deadline: 19 March 2018

Further information: HFSP


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