The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) invites applications for its postdoctoral fellowships. The HFSP postdoctoral fellowships are for three years. The program funds innovative, ground-breaking projects that have the potential to advance knowledge in the applicants’ field of study or open a new approach to a research problem. High risk research is supported. Fellows must begin their fellowship between April 1, 2017 and January 1, 2018. There are two types of fellowships:
• Long-Term Fellowships: for applicants with a Ph.D. in a biological discipline, who will broaden their expertise by proposing a project in the life sciences which is significantly different from their previous Ph.D. or postdoctoral work;
• Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships: for 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.
The program supports innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems. Emphasis must be placed on novel approaches that cross disciplinary boundaries.
Deadline for submission is August 25, 2016. Deadline for password registration and initiation of the online application is August 11, 2016.
More information: http://www.hfsp.org/