The talk will introduce the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSP) which is an international programme supporting excellence in basic life science research into the complex mechanisms of living organisms, ranging from the biomolecular level to the whole organism and its physiology and behavior. HFSP aims to support frontier research by involving scientists from outside the life sciences as part of research collaborations and as postdoctoral fellows. To this end, the Programme and Early Career Grants are speciﬁcally geared to fostering interactions between scientists from different disciplines and this is a major factor in the review of applications in these programmes.
Through its support HFSP provides a forum for scientists to enter into international collaborations in areas at times not covered by existing international agreements. About two-thirds of HFSP-funded collaborations involve three or more countries and up to 97% of all research grants involve intercontinental collaborations. In this way HFSP creates a network that transcends national and disciplinary borders, creating opportunities that go far beyond what would be possible at a bilateral level. The talk will provide insights and details of the current HFSP programmes.
Dr Guntram Bauer is Director of Science Policy and Communications of the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSP) located in Strasbourg, France since June 2012. In his position, he provides scientiﬁc advice and strategic guidance to the leadership of the organization. He is also responsible for promoting the scientiﬁc goals of the Programme and for communicating the achievements of the HFSPO and awardees community to the worldwide audience. He serves as part of the executive management of the HFSP and works closely with the Secretary General in liaising with the representatives of the member countries and the global scientiﬁc community. He is responsible for the scientiﬁc proﬁle of HFSP by managing all outreach and communication activities. He joined the International Human Frontier Science Programme Organization (HFSPO) in 2004 as scientiﬁc director in charge of the fellowship programmes.
Date: February 13, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Venue: 113, School of Arts and Sciences