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Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)

Supports novel, innovative and interdisciplinary basic research focused on the complex mechanisms of living organisms by awarding research grants and fellowships.

In particular, HFSP aims to encourage research into biological problems with the involvement of other disciplines such as chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science and engineering.

The UK contribution to HFSP's budget is paid through the Medical Research Council (MRC) and BBSRC. Both councils play a role in HFSP management through representation on the HFSP Board of Trustees.

Applications for HFSP Career Development Awards close in the autumn each year. Further details may be found on the Human Frontier Science Program website (see external links).