Foundation / Corporation
Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO)
Grants to USA, Canada, and International teams of scientists to conduct research projects. Applicants must register and submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full application. Projects should be a collaborative effort between scientists in various fields. Grants funds are intended to support projects concerned with basic approaches to understanding the complex mechanisms of living organisms. HFSPO attaches the highest importance to novelty, scientific merit, internationality, and interdisciplinarity.
Emphasis is placed on building new collaborations that bring together life scientists and scientists from other disciplines such as physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science and engineering, including the development of early career frontier scientists.
The Program supports potentially transformative proposals that address important problems at the frontiers of the life sciences, or barriers to progress in the life sciences. Projects should challenge existing paradigms by using novel approaches and techniques. Applications for high-risk/high-reward projects are particularly encouraged.
Research projects may range from biological functions at the molecular and cellular level up to the biological systems level, including cognitive functions. All levels of analysis are supported: for example studies on genes and individual molecules, intracellular networks, intercellular associations in tissues and organs, and networks underlying the complex functions of entire organisms, populations, or ecosystems.
The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) is a unique program that supports innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems with emphasis placed on novel and interdisciplinary approaches that involve scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries. Awards are made to international (preferably intercontinental) teams of 2 to 4 members. HFSPO encourages projects that are at the frontiers of knowledge and therefore entail risk.
Types of Grants
Two types of Research Grant are available: Young Investigators' Grants and Program Grants.
For specific requirements, see https://www.hfsp.org/sites/default/files/Sciences/Grants/LI%20Guidelines.pdf#page=5.
GrantWatch ID#: 187725
Awards are dependent upon team size. Awards may be up to a maximum of $450,000 per year (teams of 4 or more).
- HFSP Research Grants are paid to the team and the maximum amount paid is $450,000 for a team of 4 or more.
- A team of 2 investigators will receive $250,000 and a team of 3 will receive $350,000 per year.
- Two members from the same country will be considered as a single team member for purposes of calculating the award, unless they constitute an interdisciplinary collaboration in which case they will be awarded an amount equivalent to 1.5 team members (currently $300,000 for a team of ‘2.5’ and $400,000 for ‘3.5’ team members).
- In the case of a two-member team with one member in a for-profit institution, the total annual award will be reduced to $125,000. In other cases the for-profit member will not be included when calculating the amount of the award.
Both Young Investigators Grants and Program Grants provide 3 years support.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For questions or assistance, please contact the Research Grant Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligible Countries: https://www.hfsp.org/funding/hfsp-funding/eligible-countries
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
Canada: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon
International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.
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