Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2015
Feb. 17, 2016
Jun. 30, 2015
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2015    
Entity Registrant Name HEAT BIOLOGICS, INC.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001476963    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2015    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   8,424,641  
Trading Symbol HTBX    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Public Float     $ 37,989,432