Human Frontier Science Program - Research Grants 2023


Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)


Research Grants

For More Information

For complete program details, please visit the HFSP Research Grants web-page.


Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Research Grants support innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems with emphasis placed on novel and interdisciplinary approaches that involve scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries.

Research grants are provided for teams of scientists from different countries who wish to combine their expertise in innovative approaches to questions that could not be answered by individual laboratories. Preliminary results are not required and applicants are expected to develop new lines of research through the research collaboration.

Two types of grants are available:

  • Early Career Grants - All team members are expected to direct a research group (however small) and must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD or equivalent). They must be in a position to initiate and direct their own independent lines of research. The HFSP award is not intended to create scientific independence; this is a decision of the research institute prior to the application.
  • Program Grants - Awarded to teams of independent researchers at any stage of their careers. The research team is expected to develop new lines of research through the collaboration. Applications including independent investigators early in their careers are encouraged.


For complete eligibility criteria, please visit the HFSP Research Grants web-page.

Maximum Project Value

Awards are dependent upon team size. Also, the HFSP budget is determined in US dollars.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Each grant is awarded for a period of three years.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline

A compulsory initiation of a Letter of Intent by obtaining a LIXXXX/2021 reference number must be obtained by this date. See program web-page for more details.

External Deadline

Submission of Letter of Intent to HFSP.

Internal Deadline
Please contact the Research Services Office at, if your team is invited to the Full Application stage. At that time, a copy of the OR-5, Letter of Intent, Full Application draft, and budget, will need to be submitted to the Research Services Office, at the internal deadline specified, based on the Full Application deadline outlined by HFSP.

How to Apply

For complete details on how to apply, please visit the HFSP Research Grants web-page.

For Questions, please contact

For program inquiries, please contact the HFSP Grant Office at

Office of Research

Kristin Zimmermann, Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56257

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