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CIHR/Human Frontier Science Program: Fellowship Program

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Fellowship


Funding varies by host institution location.


  • Health Sciences



Internal Deadline:

May 1, 2024

Sponsor Deadline:

September 26, 2024

Additional Dates:

  • LOI HRS Due Date - May 1, 2024
  • LOI Sponsor Due Date - May 14, 2024
  • Application Due Date (by invitation) - September 26, 2024


The HFSP fellowship program supports proposals for frontier, potentially transformative research in the life sciences. Applications for high-risk projects are particularly encouraged. The projects should be interdisciplinary in nature and should challenge existing paradigms by using novel approaches and techniques. Scientifically, they should address an important problem or a barrier to progress in the field. It is important to note that HFSP only funds basic life science research.

Two different fellowship programs are available:

  • Long-Term Fellowships: are for applicants with a Ph.D. on a biological topic, who want to embark on a novel and frontier project focussing on the life sciences.
  • Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships: are for applicants who hold a doctoral degree from a non-biological discipline (e.g. physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering or computer sciences) and who have not worked in the life sciences before.


Additional Details.


If applying from the Faculty of Health Sciences, unless otherwise indicated, you no longer need to send documents to HRS Intake. Your first point of contact is your assigned Senior Grants Advisor.