If you desire to undertake postdoctoral research in Canada, you should read this article. Because in this post, we’ll go through the Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowships in detail, including their benefits and how to apply.
Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023 provide fully funded scholarships for foreign students. A living allowance, as well as a research and travel stipend, will be provided by Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowships. Fellows may also be eligible for a child allowance, a parental leave allowance, or a relocation payment, depending on their circumstances.
The HFSP Fellowship program funds ideas in the life sciences that are on the cutting edge and have the potential to change the world. Projects with a high level of risk are especially encouraged to apply. The projects should be interdisciplinary in character and should use unique approaches and methodologies to challenge prevailing paradigms. They should address a major problem or a roadblock to advancement in the field from a scientific standpoint.
Early-career scientists are encouraged to broaden their research skills by shifting into new areas of study while working in a foreign nation through HFSP postdoctoral scholarships.
There are two types of fellowships available:
Long-Term Fellowships (LTF) are for applicants who have a PhD in a biological area and want to expand their knowledge by proposing a research in the life sciences that is notably different from their previous PhD or postdoctoral work.
Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (CDF) are available for applicants holding a PhD from a field other than the life sciences (e.g. in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering or computer sciences).
A living allowance, as well as a research and travel allowance, will be provided by the Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowships. Fellows may also be eligible for a child allowance, a parental leave allowance, or a relocation allowance, depending on their circumstances.
Candidates must meet all of the following conditions to be considered for Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowships:
- English is a required language.
- All countries in the world are eligible.
- Applicants must propose to work in a nation other than the one in which they completed their previous Ph.D. or post-doctoral studies. The country in which the laboratory is located will be considered the host country for those institutions that are not classed as national, i.e. international or extraterritorial institutions such as EMBL, ICPT, or ICGEB.
- A research doctorate (Ph.D.) or a doctoral-level degree with equivalent expertise in fundamental research (e.g., a research-based MD or medical Ph.D.) must be conferred by the commencement of the fellowship, but it is not required at the time of submission.
- Applicants must have at least one lead author on a full-length research paper that has been accepted for publication or is in the process of being published.
- Only papers written in English will be considered. Patents and review articles are not considered.
- While preparing the application, electronic copies of lead author publications must be uploaded. They can’t be uploaded after the applicant has submitted his or her application.
How to Apply
Please follow the following application instructions to apply for Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowships:
- Submission of Letter of Intent: By clicking here, applicants can submit a ‘Letter of Intent’ (LOI) that must include the following information:
- Proposal title:
- The proposed research plan’s keywords
- A brief description of the intended research strategy (this summary can be used as the abstract of the full application if it is invited, see below)
- Information about the individual
- Curriculum vitae (CV)
- Information on the proposed host supervisor and host institution, as well as the field and title of the PhD
- Previous collaborations and publications with the host supervisor (if any confirmation that the host supervisor is aware of and supports the application is provided).
- a list of publications (preliminary, with option to update)
- The outcomes of the peer assessment of the Letter of Intent will be shared as fast as possible.
- Full Application: Please keep in mind that HFSP will contact you if you are invited to the second stage. Full applications must include the following information:
- A review of previous work (the same as the short summary of the Letter of Intent)
- A synopsis of the proposed research project (the same as the short summary of the Letter of Intent)
- A thorough research plan for the proposed project
- Information on why and how the proposed project differs from previous work.
- Information on why and how the proposed project is on the cutting edge.
- Details on why the chosen host lab is a good fit
- Details on how the applicant will benefit from working in the host lab (e.g. unique infrastructure, mentoring, exposure to new techniques etc.)
- A revised publication
- An up-to-date list of publications
- Letters of recommendation from two referees
- A letter of recommendation from the host supervisor explaining how the proposed research plan is a new direction for the host lab and a significant change from the applicant’s prior work (either during PhD or postdoctoral training); the host supervisor should also explain how and why their lab is particularly suited to supporting the HFSP’s aims and missions of enabling the most talented young researchers to embark on a frontier research project that will shape their career.
- Lead-author publications in PDF format
For more information on the Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowships, please visit the official website.