Division of International Collaboration Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)

Outline

Key Fields Other Programs
R&D phase Basic Study

Overview

The HFSP provides support for innovative, interdisciplinary and highly original basic research into the complex mechanisms of living organisms. Topics range from molecular and cellular approaches to biological functions to systems neuroscience including cognitive functions. Clear emphasis is placed on novel collaborative research at the cutting-edge of the life sciences, drawing on the expertise of scientists from other research areas (physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science, engineering etc.)

Programs

HFSP funding programs are a flexible tool for supporting international collaboration and novel, ambitious, interdisciplinary research, with special emphasis on early career scientists.
Programs

Information on Funding

How to apply

Guidelines and application forms are available for download from the HFSP web-site. Applications can only be made online.

Review Cycle

There is one competition each year for each program. Applications are made for award the following year. All applications are subject to the most rigorous peer review. Applications are invited from researchers from all over the world, with some limitations for those from non-MSP countries (details are available at the web-site above.)

Fellowships

The call for applications is usually published in May, with an August deadline for submission. The selection is made the following January, for approval of the Board of Trustees in March.

CDA

The call for applications is usually published in September, for submission in November. The final selection is made the following February, for approval of the Board of Trustees in March.

Research Grants

The call for applications is usually published in January, with a March deadline for submission of a letter of intent. After a first review in June, selected teams are invited to make a full application by October. The final selection is made the following January, for approval of the Board of Trustees in March.

Framework

The HFSP was established at the initiative of the Government of Japan. Together with its partner Management Supporting Parties, Japan provides financial support to the Program. Japanese financial contributions are provided by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) through the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED).

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Contact

The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO)

For general information +33 3 88 21 51 23 info”at”hfsp.org
For Research Grants +33 3 88 21 51 26 grant”at”hfsp.org
For Postdoctoral Fellowships +33 3 88 21 51 27 fellow”at”hfsp.org
For CDA +33 3 88 21 51 34 fellow”at”hfsp.org

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Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)

Division of International Collaboration, Department of International Affairs
Tel: 03-6870-2216
Email: international”at”amed.go.jp

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Last updated 2016.10.4