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The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) supports program grant funding for molecular approaches to biologic research and aspects of neuroscience. Emphasis is based on novel collaborations that bring together scientists from different disciplines to focus on various aspects of life sciences research. Collaborative programs involving such disciplines as chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, and engineering are encouraged. Program grant applications may be made for up to $500,000 for the entire term per year based on approximately $100,000 per team member plus funds for special equipment needed for the collaboration. More information is available at the HFSP Web site: http://www.hfsp. org. Primary applicants are expected to register and submit a letter of intent electronically at the Web site. Invitations then will be sent out to a limited number of applicants for the full application.
The HFSP also offers funding to support the collaborative research efforts of scientists early in their careers. All team members should be within five years of obtaining an independent position and within 10 years of obtaining their PhD. Grants will be made in the amount of $250,000 per team per year. The young investigators should have completed one or two periods of postdoctoral training and be in a position that allows them to initiate and direct their own independent line of research. The deadline for letter of intent is March 30, 2001.