HFSP Post Doctoral Fellowship, France 2020-21

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Last updated on: 13-Jun-2020
EligibilityPhD degree or equivalent doctoral-level degree
AwardMultiple awards

About the Program

Human Frontier Science Program invites applications for HFSP Post Doctoral Fellowship, France 2020-21 from PhD holders. The main objective of this fellowship is to support transformative research in the life sciences and encourage early-career scientists to broaden their skills by working in new fields of study and a new country.

  • HFSP Post Doctoral Fellowship, France 2020-21 Deadline27-Aug-2020

    To be eligible for this fellowship, an applicant must:

    • Be a PhD degree holder in a biological discipline if applying under Long-Term Fellowships (LTF).
    • Be a PhD degree holder from outside the life sciences (e.g. in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering or computer sciences) if applying under Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (CDF).
    • Have at least one research paper to his/her name as a lead author, either published or yet to be published in an international peer-reviewed journal.
    • Propose to work in a country different than the one where he/she completed his/her 1st PhD work.
    • Not have started to work in the proposed country or institution before 1st April 2019.

    Note: In case the applicant is not from one of the HFSP member countries, he/she may work in any research institute of the member countries and if the candidate belongs to a member country, he/she can apply to work in any country.

    For more eligibility criteria, click here


    The 3-year fellowship provides:

    • Living allowance
    • Child allowance
    • Parental leave allowance
    • Research and travel allowance
    • Relocation allowance

    For complete details, click here

    How can you apply?

    To apply for the fellowship, the candidate has to follow the given steps:

    Step 1: Click here to register.
    Step 2: Write personal details and email id, fill the captcha.
    Step 3: Click on I Agree.
    Step 4: Click on Register.
    Step 5: An email will be sent to the registered email id.
    Step 6: Create the password by activating the HFSP account within one hour, as the link is valid only for one hour.
    Step 7: Now, login using the registered email ID and fill in the form. 

Important Dates
  • Fellowship initiation deadline: 27th August 2020, at 1:00 p.m. applicant’s local time
  • Registration will open - 01st July 2020
Selection Criteria

The review will be done by the two members of the review committee who will then assign ratings on the three different criteria - the excellence of the applicant, the excellence of the proposed research, excellence of the host lab and environment.

Terms and Conditions
  • Results will be published in internationally recognized scientific journals and/or on pre-print servers.
  • HFSP is not liable for any damage or injury to the fellows at the time of research.

For more such terms and conditions, click here

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