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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 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 fellowship programs are available:

Long-Term Fellowships (LTF) are for applicants with a PhD in a biological discipline, who will broaden their expertise by proposing a project in the life sciences which is significantly different from their previous PhD or postdoctoral work.

Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (CDF) are for applicants with a PhD from outside the life sciences (e.g. in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering or computer sciences).

 

Fellowship application closing date:

Applications for the 2022 HFSP Long-Term and Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (to start in 2022) will follow a new two-step submission process.

- Initiation of a Letter of Intent by 1 pm (Eastern Time US) by May 26, 2021.

- Submission of a Letter of Intent by 1 pm (Eastern Time US) by May 27, 2021.

Application registration and guidelines are available on the HFSP website.