Long-Term and Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (Postdoc) 2021, HFSP

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Long-Term and Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (Postdoc) 2021, HFSP

Designation/Position- Long-Term and Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships

Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) invites application for Long-Term and Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships from eligible and interested candidates

About-  The objective of the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization is to implement the Human Frontier Science Program (“the Program”). The aim of the Program is to promote, through international cooperation, basic research focused on the elucidation of the sophisticated and complex mechanisms of living organisms for the benefit of all humankind. Long-Term and Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships

The Program aims to complement, not duplicate, the frontier life science programs of the countries that provide HFSPO financial support.

HFSPO attaches the highest importance to novelty, scientific merit, internationality, and interdisciplinarity.

Research/Job Area- 

Biological discipline – Long-Term Fellowships (LTF)

Outside the life sciences (e.g. in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering or computer sciences) – Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (CDF)


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1) Anyone from any country and any nationality can apply for a fellowship.

A candidate who is not a national of one of the HFSPO 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.

HFSPO member countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus (EU part only), Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Republic of Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

2) Applicants must propose to work in a country different to the one where they did their previous PhD work or first post-doctoral studies.

3) A research doctorate (Ph.D.) or a doctoral-level degree comparable to a Ph.D. with equivalent experience in basic research (e.g. a research-based MD or medical Ph.D.) must be conferred by the start of the fellowship but is not required at the time of submission.

4) Applicants must have at least one lead author, full-length research paper – either accepted for publication, in the press or published – in an international peer-reviewed journal or published on a preprint server such as bioRxiv by August 27, 2020, in order to be eligible to apply.

Job/Position Description- 

HFSPO offers 3-year postdoctoral fellowships to enable the most talented early career scientists, trained in the life sciences or in the physical sciences, to extend their scientific repertoire in laboratories in another country. HFSPO invites applications for its two international postdoctoral programs:

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 Ph.D. from outside the life sciences (e.g. in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, or computer sciences).

Proposals representing standard or incremental approaches, obvious next steps in the field or for the host laboratory (routine projects) or proposals that do not represent a significant change in research direction from previous work of the applicant (i.e. PhD thesis or previous postdoctoral work) are less likely to receive funding.

Country Living Year 1 Living Year 2 Living Year 3 Annual research and travel allowance Annual child allowance (per child)
India INR 223,239 INR 226,960 INR 1,494,000 INR 230,680 INR 35,211

How to Apply-  Applications must be submitted via the HFSPO website, which will open in July 2020 at https://extranet.hfsp.org.

Only the online application form is required at the time of application, no further documents (acceptance of host institution, signatures, etc.) are requested or accepted at this stage.

Applicants may update their publication list via the HFSPO website until November 30, 2020.

Note: Before submitting an application, please check with your proposed host institution whether it is willing to accept an HFSP award.

For Contact-  If you have queries about any of these ineligibility criteria, please contact the Fellowship Office at [email protected]

Last Date for Apply– 27 August 2020 at 1:00 p.m. applicant’s local time

Fellowship initiation deadline: August 13, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. applicant’s local time

By August 8 you must have obtained a reference number. (ex: LT /2020-L for a Long-Term Fellowship application or LT /2020-C for a Cross-Disciplinary Fellowship application).

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