Tuesday 21st July 2015

During the 2014 awardees meeting in Lugano, we asked some of our members and guests to explain what is meant by frontier science. Here are some of the answers we received. All tend to agree that the scientific frontier is never an aggregate state but it keeps moving and hence science has to move along to expand our knowledge. The video is available on HFSP's YouTube channel at 


Tuesday 31st March 2015



Thursday 26th March 2015

HFSP is pleased to announce the 2015 Research Grants, Fellowships and Career Development Awards. The awards were approved by the Board of Trustees on March 24th. The lists of the different HFSP awards can be found here. Congratulations to this year’s winners!


Monday 24th November 2014





Wednesday 5th November 2014

A new HFSP grant tries to understand the unique materials and structures that compose shark and ray skeletons. The grant brings together a unique team of scientists from Germany (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam and the Zuse Institute Berlin) and the United States (Center for Life Science at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute). More information on the project and the team members is available here.


Tuesday 28th October 2014



Friday 10th October 2014

It is particularly pleasing that the two latest laureates bring the total of Nobel Prize winners supported by HFSP, years before receiving this prestigious award, to 25 in the year of our 25th anniversary. It reflects on the quality of the selection process whereby our international review panels seek to support excellence in frontier research using interdisciplinary approaches in the life sciences. HFSP is convinced that the achievements of this year's nobelists will inspire many more scientists...


Friday 19th September 2014

Effective 19 September 2014, the HFSP is one of the 517 institutional signatories of DORA which is a declaration that challenges the role played by the Journal Impact Factor (JIF) as the main means for evaluating science. DORA has been published in 2012 during the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) with the goal of “putting science into the assessment of research” and thereby promoting the assessment of research on its own merits rather than on the basis of...