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Grants to USA, Canada, and International researchers affiliated with qualified institutions for original research related to autism spectrum disorders. Funding is intended for new projects, particularly those including novel hypotheses for autism. Early-career researchers are encouraged to apply.
The mission of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is to improve the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance. To this end, SFARI is soliciting applications for Pilot awards from individuals who will conduct bold, imaginative, rigorous, and relevant research.
The goal of the Pilot Award is to provide early support for exploratory ideas, particularly those with novel hypotheses. Appropriate projects for this mechanism include those considered higher risk but with the potential for transformative results.
This funding mechanism is particularly suitable for investigators who are new to the autism field, though those new to the field are encouraged to consult with experts in autism research to ensure their projects are relevant to the human condition.
In particular, applications are encouraged that propose research to link genetic or other ASD risk factors to molecular, cellular, circuit or behavioral mechanisms and set the stage for development of novel interventions.
Estimated Size of Grant:
- Duration of Funding: A period of up to two (2) years.
- Awards may begin as early as July 1, 2023, but PIs are encouraged to select a project start date that best accommodates the needs of their project. Funds are expected to be expended as requested during each annual budget period. Projects must begin on the first of the month.
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