February 1, 2021

The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization Selects ProposalCentral for Grants Management

Prestigious international funding organization adopts cloud solution to simplify and accelerate grant making globally

RESTON, Va., February 1, 2021/– Altum, Inc., the maker of ProposalCentral, welcomed the International Human Science Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) as the newest funder on its platform. HFSPO implements the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) – an international program funding frontier research on the complex mechanisms of living organisms.  HFSP is supported by 14 countries and the European Union.

HFSP Research Grants are awarded for novel research involving extensive collaboration among teams of scientists working in different countries and in different disciplines.

Since 1990, more than 7000 scientists have been supported by HFSP researchers that originate from over 70 countries.  Of these, 28 HFSP awardees have gone on to win the Nobel Prize for their scientific work.

“We are delighted to welcome HFSP to the ProposalCentral platform. HFSP is a truly global organization with an exemplary track record of programs that lead to breakthrough outcomes and discovery. Our goal is to give HSFP the tools they need to accelerate their mission and more efficiently and effectively manage their grants,” said Steve Pinchotti, CEO of Altum.

HFSP makes Research Grants, which support collaborations on frontier projects in the life sciences involving laboratories in different countries with expertise in different fields and disciplines as well as awards for Long-Term and Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships that support postdoctoral training abroad to enable young scientists to broaden their expertise.

“The collaborative, cross-discipline, and open science approach of HSFP and of the HSFP programs align with our vision of ProposalCentral as a solution that connects the research community to optimize the funding process from application to award,” Mr. Pinchotti, said.

ProposalCentral is the largest independent grants making research network in the world, connecting hundreds of funding organizations with over 30,000 institutions and 600,000 researchers.

About Altum

Altum is a software company driven towards the advancement of research. ProposalCentral is a cloud-based grants management platform designed to empower funders, connect the research community, and extend the impact of grant-making long beyond the award. Altum believes that research is most effective when it’s powered by a community. Altum shares an ambitious vision and an open mind-set, and their organization and platform are designed to foster true collaboration and partnerships. Altum’s headquarters are located in Reston, Virginia.

About HFSP

The Human Frontier Science Program was founded in 1989 to advance international research and training at the frontier of the life sciences. It is supported in 2021 by contributions from the G7 nations, together with Switzerland, Australia, India, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Republic of Korea, and the European Union. With its collaborative research grants and postdoctoral fellowships, the Program has issued over 4500 awards involving about 7500 scientists from all over the world. HFSP’s headquarters are in Strasbourg, France. www.hfsp.org