The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2024 is a prestigious international fellowship that provides early-career scientists with the opportunity to conduct interdisciplinary research in life sciences.
This program aims to support innovative and creative research projects that address fundamental questions in life sciences, particularly at the interface between biology and other disciplines such as physics, mathematics, chemistry, and computer science.
The HFSP Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is highly competitive, and successful applicants receive funding for three years to carry out their research in top research institutions around the world.
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 Fellowship Program 2024 Details:
|11 May 2024
The duration of HFSP Fellowship is 3 Years.
Type of Fellowships:
- Long-Term Fellowships
- Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships
- The grant covers the fellow’s salary and research expenses. (Approximately $80,000 USD.)
- The exact amount of the grant may vary depending on location and host institution.
- The grant typically covers travel expenses and health insurance.
- Research expenses such as laboratory supplies and equipment are also covered.
- The HFSP also provides additional support for career development activities.
- This includes attending conferences and workshops, and networking with other researchers.
- Depending on their specific situation fellows may also qualify to receive a child allowance, a parental leave allowance and a relocation allowance.
A candidate who is not a national from one of the HFSP members (see list below) may apply to work only in a research institution in one of the member countries. A candidate who is a national of one of the member countries can apply to work in a research institution in any country.
Applicants must propose to work in a country different to the one where they did their previous PhD work or first post-doctoral studies. For those institutions that are not classified as national, i.e. international or extraterritorial institutions such as EMBL, ICPT or ICGEB, the country in which the laboratory is located will be considered the host country.
2) Doctoral degree
A research doctorate (PhD) or a doctoral-level degree comparable to a PhD with equivalent experience in basic research (e.g. a research based MD or medical PhD) must be conferred by the start of the fellowship. It is not required at the time of submission. By “conferred degree” we mean you have received your diploma for the degree. The “conferral date” is the date on the official PhD document. Please refer to the application guidelines for information in case you were not yet awarded the PhD.
3) Research publications
Applicants must have at least one lead author publication by the submission deadline of the Letter of Intent which can be a manuscript (1) published in a recognized OA preprint repository, or (2) accepted for publication, (3) in press or (4) already published by a peer reviewed journal.
Submission of a fellowship application at the Full Proposal stage however is only possible with a published research article according to points (2) to (4) above. HFSP only accepts full-length original research publications in English that were peer reviewed and for which the applicant must either be the single author, first author or joint first author. In a joint first author paper the applicant does not need to be listed in the first position, but the equal contribution of the authors must be clearly stated in all cases.
In some cases the standard publication practice makes first authorship impossible (e.g. alphabetical listing of authors); these circumstances must be explained in the the application.