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 fellowships 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).
Applications for the 2022 HFSP Long-Term and Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (to start in 2022) will follow a new two-step submission process via the online submission platform ProposalCentral.
For questions about registration in ProposalCentral please use the following contact:
Phone: +1 703 964 5840
Firstly, applicants will be asked to submit a Letter of Intent from which the review committee will select the best proposals. In a second step, successful applicants will be invited to submit a full application.
- Initiation of a Letter of Intent by 1 pm (Eastern Time US) by May 26, 2021 via: https://proposalcentral.com/ProposalGI.asp?SectionID=9701&ProposalID=-1 (registration portal opens May 3, 2021 at 00:01am Eastern Time US)
- Submission of a Letter of Intent by 1 pm (Eastern Time US) by May 27, 2021 via: https://proposalcentral.com/ProposalGI.asp?SectionID=9701&ProposalID=-1
- The fellowship applicant will be notified by mid-August if the Letter of Intent was selected for submitting a full proposal.
- Submission of full proposals for invited applicants by 1 pm (Eastern Time US) by September 27, 2021 via ProposalCentral
(NB, host supervisor(s) and referees must have submitted their sections before the applicant can submit their application).
The application guidelines for the 2022 HFSP Long-Term Fellowships can be found here .
The application guidelines for the 2022 HFSP Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships can be found here .
The following information is intended for applicants who are concerned about international travel and mobility due to the COVID-19 pandemic: HFSPO is monitoring the development of the pandemic very closely and will provide assistance and flexibility in case of circumstances that may prevent an awardee picking up the fellowship as anticipated.