The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) supports basic research focused on elucidation of the complex mechanisms of living organisms. The areas supported range from biological functions at the molecular level to higher brain functions. Emphasis is placed on novel, innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to basic research that involve scientific exchanges across national boundaries.
Long-term fellowships provide young scientists with up to three years of postdoctoral research training in another country. The fellowships provide approximately $US 45,000 a year.