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Risk-takers welcome: applying to the Human Frontier Science Programme

What makes a strong application? HFSP fellowships director Carmen Gervais tells Catie Lichten that projects shouldn't be incremental and proposals should be fun to read

Carmen Gervais’ top tips for applying to the Human Frontier Science Programme

  • Make sure you fit the eligibility criteria
  • There needs to be a change in direction in your work
  • Risky, pioneering projects are valued above incremental work
  • Your proposal should be fun to read
  • In your proposal, don’t waste space stating the obvious
  • Think about the criteria that the reviewers need to report on
     

The HFSP offers cross-disciplinary fellowships and long-term fellowships. What are these?

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