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Human Frontier Science Program Grants

Posted by Jaq-Lin Larder on January 21, 2019 in Research Funding

Updated March 1, 2019 - ORS contact person is Shelley Brown

The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) has issued its 2020 call for Letters of Intent for Young Investigators Grants and Program Grants.  These grants support international collaborations in basic research with emphasis placed on novel, innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to fundamental investigations in the life sciences. Grants provide 3 years' support for 2 – 4 member teams; successful teams may be awarded up to US$450,000.

HFSP programs include the Natural Sciences and Engineering fields, with an emphasis on bringing biologists together with scientists from fields such as physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science and engineering to focus on problems at the frontier of the life sciences. The principal applicant must be located in one of the HFSP member countries (which include Canada).  However, co-investigators may be from any other country. Preference is given to intercontinental teams.

The deadline for registration (including getting a password) and obtaining a reference number for a 2020 application is 18 March 2019. The deadline for submission of an LOI is 28 March 2019.   

For more detailed information on this call, and the application process, please see the HFSP guidelines.

Any faculty member interested in this opportunity is asked to contact the Manager of Institutional Programs (, for more information and support in preparing an application.