The Human Frontier Science Program encourages postdoctoral scientists to broaden their research skills by moving into new areas of study while working in a new country. The program provides awardees with approximately $50,000 per year for three years (with additional travel and child allowances) and invites applications for two international mechanisms that offer postdoctoral fellowships for basic research training:
Long-Term Fellowships – For applicants with a Ph.D. in a biological discipline to embark on a new project in a different field of the life sciences. Preference is given to applicants who propose an original study in biology that marks a departure from their previous Ph.D. or postdoctoral work so as to learn new methods or change discipline.
Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships – For applicants with a Ph.D. from outside the life sciences (e.g. in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering or computer sciences) who have had limited exposure to biology during their previous training. Applicants should propose a significant departure from their past research (e.g. changing from material science or physics to cell biology, from chemistry to molecular biology, or from computer science to neuroscience).
Registration deadline: August 11, 2016
Application deadline: August 25, 2016
Fellows must begin their fellowship between April 1, 2017 and January 1, 2018. To be eligible, the applicant must hold a research doctorate or a doctoral-level degree comparable to a Ph.D. with equivalent experience in basic research and the degree must have been conferred in the three years prior to the submission deadline or by December 31, 2017. Applicants must have at least one lead author paper either accepted for publication, in press or published, in an English peer-reviewed international journal. Applicants who have spent 12 or more months in their proposed host country or with their proposed supervisor are ineligible.
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