International Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) - Research grants (1989 - 2009)

Research grants are provided for scientific teams from different countries who wish to combine their expertise to approach questions that could not be answered by individual laboratories. The research teams must be international. Two types of Research Grant are available: Young Investigators' Grants - Recognising the challenge of establishing an independent research group at an early stage of a career; Program Grants - to allow teams of independent researchers to develop new lines of research through the collaboration.


Research Grants are awarded for novel collaborations involving extensive collaboration among teams of scientists working in different countries and in different disciplines. Two types of grants are available: Young Investigator Grants and Program Grants.

Responsible organisation

International Human Frontier Science Program Organization

Target Group

Young Investigators' Grants are awarded to teams of researchers, all of whom are within the first five years after obtaining an independent laboratory (e.g. Assistant Professor, Lecturer or equivalent). Program Grants are awarded to teams of independent researchers at any stage of their careers.


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