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NSERC announces funding opportunity via the HFSP research grants

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February 14, 2020

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

The 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 grants are available: Young Investigators' Grants and Program Grants.

Important dates:

Initiation Deadline of Letter of Intent Submission Deadline of Letter of Intent
March 19, 2020 March 30, 2020

For more information, please consult the HFSP website.

In Canada, the HFSP is jointly supported by NSERC and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

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