Simons Foundation: 2023 Winter Pilot Award for Autism Research Initiative
Deadline: January 12, 2023
Category: Autism, Research,
The mission of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative is to improve the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance.
To that end, SFARI invites applications for the 2023 Winter Pilot Award. Grants of up to $300,000 over two years will support exploratory ideas, particularly those with novel hypotheses for autism. Appropriate projects for this mechanism include those considered higher risk with less assurance of ultimate impact but with the potential for transformative results. This funding mechanism is particularly suitable for investigators new to the autism field. However, the foundation encourages those new to the field to consult with experts in autism research to ensure their projects are relevant to the human condition.
SFARI encourages applications that propose research to link genetic or other ASD risk factors to the molecular, cellular, circuit, or behavioral mechanisms and set the stage for developing novel interventions.
To be eligible, all applicants and key collaborators must hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree and have a faculty position at a college, university, medical school, or other research facilities. Applications may be submitted by domestic and foreign nonprofit organizations; public and private institutions, such as colleges, universities, hospitals, laboratories, and units of state and local government; and eligible agencies of the federal government. There are no citizenship or country requirements.
Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in this opportunity.