The aim of the Program is to promote, through international cooperation, basic research focused on the elucidation of the sophisticated and complex mechanisms of living organisms for the benefit of all humankind. Long-Term Fellowships are for applicants with a Ph.D. in a biological discipline, who will broaden their expertise by proposing a project in the life sciences which is significantly different from their previous Ph.D. or postdoctoral work. Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (CDF) are for applicants with a Ph.D. from outside the life sciences (e.g. in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering or computer sciences).
Anyone from any country and any nationality can apply for a fellowship (with conditions). A research doctorate (PhD) or a doctoral-level degree comparable to a PhD with equivalent experience in basic research must be conferred by the start of the fellowship, but is not required at the time of submission. Applicants must have at least one lead author, full-length research paper - either accepted for publication, in press or published - in an international peer-reviewed journal or published on a preprint server such as bioRxiv by August 22, 2019 in order to be eligible to apply.
Deadline: August 1st, 2020
Additional information can be found here.