Human Frontier Science Program Invites Applications for Innovative Life Science Research

The Human Frontier Science Program, which supports international collaborations in basic life science research, is inviting applications from researchers with an innovative approach to understanding the complex mechanisms of living organisms.

HFSP offers two types of grants: Program and Young Investigator. Program grants are designed for independent scientists at any stage of their careers, while Young Investigator grants are intended for teams of scientists who are all within five years of establishing an independent laboratory and within ten years of obtaining their PhDs. Both types of grants provide support over three years for two- to four-member teams. Unless critical for the innovative nature of the project, no more than one member of a team can be from any one country. Applicants are expected to develop novel lines of research distinct from their ongoing research.

Awards are dependent on team size, with successful team applications receiving up to $450,000 per year. In addition, the principal applicant must be located in an HFSP member country (although co-investigators may be located in any country).

Applicants must register and obtain a 2017 reference number from the HFSP website by March 20, 2017. Letters of Intent must be received no later than March 30, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application.

For complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and application instructions, see the HFSP website.