Human Frontiers Science Program - Research Grants

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is pleased to remind the community of an important funding opportunity for Canadian researchers interested in ambitious, international projects in the life sciences.

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.

Projects are expected to be at the frontiers of knowledge and therefore entail risk. Participation of scientists from disciplines outside the traditional life sciences such as biophysics, chemistry, computational biology, computer science, engineering, mathematics, nanoscience or physics is recommended because their contributions have made biological research increasingly quantitative and because such collaborations have opened up new approaches for understanding the complex structures and regulatory networks that characterize living organisms, their evolution and interactions. It is important to note that HFSP only funds basic life science research. 

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. 

Two types of Research Grant are available: 

Research Grants - Early Career and Research Grants - Program


Eligiblity: Please see website for detailed information on eligiblity for the above noted grants.

Term: Each grant is awarded for a period of three (3) years 

Maxiumum Award Amount: $465,000 



Initiation Deadline of Letter of Intent: March 21, 2023

Submission Deadline of Letter of Intent: March 30, 2023

Application Submission Deadline: TBD

**ORS Signature Sheet is not required to submit Letter of Intent**


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