HFSP News – 7 July 2011

In this issue:

1. Online application forms for 2012 Long-Term and Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships have gone live
2. HFSP at The EMBO Meeting 2011
3. Fellowship Primer - planning your postdoc

4. Keep up with news about HFSP
5. Impressum and Subscription info


1. Online application forms for 2012 Long-Term and Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships have gone live

The online application forms for submission of 2012 Long-Term and Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships are now online. For information on how to access these see the GUIDELINES


2. HFSP at The EMBO Meeting 2011

HFSP will be at The EMBO Meeting in September. The EMBO Meeting offers outstanding sessions on a broad range of topics in the life sciences and excellent keynote and plenary speakers, including former HFSP awardees such as Cori Bargmann, Florian Engert, Susan Lindquist and Giacomo Rizzolatti. See full list of invited speakers.

a. HFSP Alumni Meeting, Vienna, Austria, September 9th 2011

HFSP Alumni in Austria or who are attending The EMBO Meeting 2011 in Vienna in September are invited to participate in the first European meeting of HFSP alumni. The meeting will be held at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology in Vienna on Friday, 9 September 2011, the day before the start of The EMBO Meeting. All HFSP alumni are invited. You can register for the meeting via the alumni section of the HFSP web site. Note that we can only accommodate around 80 alumni, so sign up soon.

b. HFSP booth at The EMBO Meeting 2011

Visit the HFSP booth (Booth 54) in the exhibition area.

c. More information about The EMBO Meeting 2011

The EMBO Meeting 2011 takes place from September 10 - 13, 2011 in Vienna. Late abstracts close: July 27 and late registration closes: August 21, 2011. For the full programme, to submit your abstract or to register please visit: www.the-embo-meeting.org.


3. Fellowship Primer - planning your postdoc

Finding a resource to finance the next career step is probably on many students’ minds. Why? Because money is in short supply and fellowship programs are very competitive. But there are other aspects that weigh heavily when young researchers attempt their next career move, such as support for family members, the host laboratory, identifying the best suited fellowship program etc. The HFSP Fellowship Primer provides a thorough introduction and advanced guidance at the transition from PhD student to postdoc.


4. Keep up with news about HFSP

You may keep up with changes to the HFSP web site by subscribing to RSS feeds of Announcements, Awardees articles and News. You can do this by clicking on the RSS icon on the header of each section on the home page. You can follow changes in these feeds using an RSS reader such as Google Reader or one of many client applications available for all major operating systems and smartphones. New material posted in various sections of the web site will be announced in the news section. Read more about RSS feeds.

For information about the Program see the HFSP Web site.

HFSP also has feeds on:

Facebook (open to all)
Twitter (open to all)
LinkedIn (for HFSP alumni)


5. Impressum and Subscription info

The HFSP Newsletter is issued on behalf of the Human Frontier Science Program by the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization. It contains announcements of HFSP-related matters and other information of interest to the support of young scientists and to interdisciplinary research in general. Please tell your friends, colleagues, students, etc. about this mailing list. They can subscribe via a link on the HFSP home page.

This newsletter replaces the former one that was hosted by the Universities Network, Rennes, France. You may still consult the old newsletter archive .