How to Apply for Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowships?

Please follow the following application instructions to apply for Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowships:

(1) Letter of Intent (to be submitted by May 11, 2024)

Applicants submit a ‘Letter of Intent’ (LOI) by clicking here which must contain the following information:

  • Title of proposal
  • Keywords of proposed research plan
  • A short summary of the proposed research plan (this summary can be used as the abstract of the full application if it is invited, see below)
  • Personal information
  • CV
  • Field and title of PhD
  • Information on the proposed host supervisor and host institution
  • Disclosure on previous collaborations and publications with the host supervisor (if any confirmation that the host supervisor is aware of and supports the application
  • Publication list (preliminary, with option to update)

(2) Letter of Intent will be peer reviewed and the results communicated as quickly as possible.

(3) Full Application (to be submitted by September 28, 2024)

Note that you will be contacted by HFSP if you are invited to progress to this second stage.

Full applications must contain the following:

  • A summary of previous work (the same as the short summary of the LOI)
  • An abstract of the proposed research project (the same as the short summary of the LOI)
  • A detailed research plan of proposed project
  • Information on why and how the proposed project is a significant change from previous work
  • Information on why and how the proposed project is of a frontier nature
  • Information on why the chosen host lab is a good fit
  • Information on how the applicant will benefit from being in the host lab (e.g. unique infrastructure, mentoring, exposure to new techniques etc.)
  • An updated publication list
  • Recommendation letters from two referees
  • A recommendation letter 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 aims and missions of HFSP to enable the most talented young researchers to embark on a frontier research project that will shape their career trajectory; the host supervisor should also outline a mentorship plan for the applicant.
  • PDF files of lead-author publications