Newsletter 49/2012

Fellowships for PostDocs - Human Frontier Science Program
Deadline: August 16, 2012

The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) is a program of funding for frontier research in the life sciences. The HFSP supports innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems, with emphasis placed on novel approaches involving scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries. It is implemented by the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization, Strasbourg.

HFSP invites applications for two international postdoctoral programs:

Long-Term Fellowships (LTF) are targeted to applicants with a Ph.D. in a biological discipline to embark on a new project in a different field of the life sciences. Preference is given to applicants who propose an original study in biology that marks a departure from their previous Ph.D. or postdoctoral work.

Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (CDF) are targeted to applicants with a Ph.D. from outside the life sciences (e.g. in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering or computer sciences), who have had limited exposure to biology during their previous training. Applicants for the CDF should propose a significant departure from their past research, for example, changing from material science or physics to cell biology, from chemistry to molecular biology, or from computer science to neuroscience, among many other possibilities.

The proposed project should have the potential to advance knowledge in their field of study, open a new approach to the research problem, and can include high risk research. Research projects can range from biological functions at the molecular and cellular level up to the biological systems level, including cognitive functions.

Applicant requirements:
See the attached document.

Application procedure:

More information:


International Human Frontier Science Program Organization
12, quai Saint-Jean
67080 Strasbourg Cedex, France
Tel:    +33 3 88 21 51 ext. 27 or 34
Fax:   +33 3 88 32 88 97


Web Administrator: vaboe
Latest Revision: 2012-07-25
zum Seitenanfang/up