CIHR Human Frontier Science Program – Fellowship Program – Full Application

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Academic Unit: inquire with unit

Memorial Deadline: Monday 23rd, September 2024

External Deadline: Thursday 26th, September 2024


The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) is an international program of research support implemented by the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO). The HFSP promotes international collaboration in basic research focused on the elucidation of the sophisticated and complex mechanisms of living organisms.

HFSP supports novel, innovative and interdisciplinary basic research focused on the complex mechanisms of living organisms through fellowship and research grant programs. In all HFSP programs, a clear emphasis is placed on novel collaboration that bring biologists together to focus on problems at the frontier of the life sciences.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

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. It is important to note that HFSP only funds basic life science research.

Two different fellowship programs are available:

  • Long-Term Fellowships (LTF): are for applicants with a Ph.D. 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.

The HFSP fellowships are for 3 years, with no possibility for renewal.

See ResearchNet for more information.

Competition 202409FHF
LOI Deadline 2024-05-14
Application Deadline 2024-09-26

Funding Sources

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)
Human Frontier Science Program

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: February 16, 2024