HFSP Postdoctoral Fellowships Program 2023

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Applications are now being accepted for the HFSP Postdoctoral Fellowships Program, which is aimed at qualified candidates interested in pursuing the program. The program provides opportunities for early career scientists to expand their research skills by working in a new country and exploring new areas of study. The HFSP fellowship program encourages the submission of proposals for innovative and potentially transformative research in the life sciences, with a particular emphasis on high-risk projects. Interdisciplinary projects that challenge established paradigms through novel methods and approaches are preferred. Scientifically, the proposals should aim to address significant problems or obstacles in the field.

Scholarship Summary:

  • Fellowship Sponsor: Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)
  • Host Institution: Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)
  • Fellowship Type: Fully Funded
  • Number of Awards: Multiple
  • Study Level: PhD
  • Eligibility: International Students

Fellowship Details:

Two fellowship types available:

  1. Long-Term Fellowships (LTF) for PhD holders in biological topics pursuing novel and frontier projects in life sciences.
  2. Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (CDF) for doctoral degree holders in non-biological disciplines (e.g. physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, or computer sciences) who have not previously worked in life sciences.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the HFSP Postdoctoral Fellowships Program, applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • Applicants who are not nationals of HFSP member countries can only apply to work in a research institution located in one of the member countries. Applicants who are nationals of member countries can apply to work in a research institution in any country.
  • The proposed research work must be conducted in a country different from the applicant’s previous PhD or post-doctoral studies. For institutions that are not national, the country where the laboratory is located will be considered the host country.
  • Applicants must hold a research doctorate (PhD) or an equivalent degree with equivalent experience in basic research, such as a research-based MD or medical PhD, by the start of the fellowship.
  • By the submission deadline of the Letter of Intent, applicants must have at least one lead author publication. This can be a manuscript already published in a recognized OA preprint repository, accepted for publication, in press, or already published by a peer-reviewed journal.
  • For Long-Term Fellowships (LTF), applicants must hold a PhD in a biological discipline.
  • For Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (CDF), applicants must hold a doctoral degree in a non-biological discipline such as physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, or computer sciences, and have not previously worked in life sciences.
  • Applicants are required to submit a Letter of Intent.

HFSP members countries:

The following countries are members of the HFSP and eligible for the program:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus (EU part only)
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Application Procedure:

The application process for the 2024 HFSP Long-Term and Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships, set to begin in 2024, will be a two-stage process that involves online submission via the ProposalCentral platform. In the first stage, applicants will be required to submit a Letter of Intent. The review committee will then evaluate the submissions and select the most promising proposals to proceed to the second stage. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a Full Proposal.

For inquiries related to registration on the ProposalCentral platform, applicants may contact the following:

Website: https://proposalcentral.com/inforequest.asp

Email: (clickable link)

Phone: +1 703 964 5840

Application Deadline:

The last date of this application is May 11, 2023

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