In support of daring research: the small and nimble HFSP suite of programs
Thursday, November 12, 16:15 h
LMU Biocenter Martinsried, lecture hall B01.019
With 25 Nobel Laureates among its alumni, HFSP has a strong history of supporting transformative discovery through its focus on high-risk, high-impact research addressing fundamental biological questions. HFSP offers postdoctoral fellowships, starting grants and team research grants in support of exciting, frontier research ideas. The focus is on international and intercontinental scientific interchanges and collaborations in the spirit of science without borders.
HFSP is a vehicle of choice for doctoral students or recent doctoral graduates who are interested in pursuing high quality, international research exchanges. Priority is given to support scientists changing fields or areas of study, making this a unique program that fosters scientific breadth and independence.
HFSP team research grants are the gateway to establish strong collaborative ties with top scientists around the world. The awards provide significant funding to support interdisciplinary teams proposing innovative approaches to basic research questions in the life sciences, often with unusual disciplinary combinations. HFSP is proud to support science that reaches beyond the realm of most national funding agencies.
This talk explains HFSP’s unique “niche”, provides an overview of the opportunities HFSP offers along with tips on how to structure a competitive application.
Dr. Carmen Gervais is a scientific director at Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), a prestigious international funding organization renowned for supporting highly innovative research in newly emerging areas in the basic life sciences.