Tuesday 20th August 2013

The latest Annual Report of fiscal year 2012/2013 summarizes the application and award statistics from the previous year. The report is available for download in the section "About Us" on the HFSP website at  


Tuesday 16th July 2013

HFSP grant PI Monica Daley (Structure and Motion Laboratory, Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield UK) and team members from her laboratory are currently testing a robot in their laboratory to compare its performance to walking and running birds. The robot ATRIAS was sent to the UK by grant team member Jonathan Hurst (Dept. of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering, Oregon State University, USA) a few days ago. The robot and 4 engineers from the Oregon State University arrived on July...


Tuesday 11th June 2013

A new agreement on a three year budgetary framework will extend the avenues for interactions within the global scientific community. At an Intergovernmental Conference hosted by the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium on June 11th, representatives from the governments that support the Human Frontier Science Program came together to confirm a financial framework for the Program from 2014-2016. The meeting resulted in a joint communiqué, signed by all participating countries, setting out...


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Wednesday 20th March 2013

HFSP is pleased to announce the 2013 Research Grant, Fellowship and Career Development Awards. The recommended awardees were approved by the Board of Trustees on March 19th and the lists of the different HFSP program categories can be found HERE. Congratulations to all 2013 winners.



Thursday 14th March 2013

Starting in March the New York based Foundation Center is offering a series of grant writing workshops and seminars. The aim of these hands on courses is to provide proposal training for targeting philanthropic funding programs. Unlike applications for domestic funding organizations, proposals for third sector programs have to be pitched in a very different way. No two proposals are alike because foundations or charities have very different philosophies and goals. For more on this course and the...


Friday 22nd February 2013

The call for nominations for the 2014 Nakasone award is open. This is an annual HFSP award highlighting ground-breaking contributions in the life sciences. Nominations should consider breakthroughs, including experimental, conceptual and technological contributions, in our understanding of the complex mechanisms of living organisms that have important consequences for scientists throughout the world. Further information on the Nakasone Award and the nomination form is available here.