SFARI Invites Letters of Intent for 2018 Autism Pilot and Research Awards

Agency: Foundation Center
Level of Government: State & Local
  • A - Research and development
Opps ID: NBD15003654763342606
Posted Date: Oct 4, 2017
Due Date: Dec 1, 2017
Source: Members Only

The mission of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders through the funding of research of the highest quality. To that end, the program is seeking applications from individuals who will conduct bold, imaginative, rigorous, and relevant research.

Applications are invited in two category of grants: SFARI Pilot Awards and SFARI Research Awards.

1) SFARI Pilot Awards: Grants will be awarded to innovative, high-impact proposals for small-scale projects or early-stage experiments that build on preliminary data or a prior track record and lead to competitive applications for funding by SFARI or other organizations. Investigators new to the field of autism are encouraged to apply. The maximum budget is $330,000 (including indirect costs) over two years.

2) SFARI Research Awards: Grants will be awarded to investigators with demonstrated expertise conducting compelling high-impact research on an experimental hypothesis for which, in most cases, preliminary data have already been gathered. The foundation also will consider projects focused on a central hypothesis where success depends on close collaboration between two or more labs. The initiative expects to fund proposals for a maximum of $975,000 over to three years.

All applicants and key collaborators must hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree and have a faculty position or equivalent at a college, university, medical school, or other research facility. Applications may be submitted by domestic and foreign nonprofit organizations; public and private institutions such as colleges, universities, hospitals, laboratories, units of state, and local government; and eligible agencies of the federal government. There are no citizenship or country requirements.

Letters of Intent must be received no later than December 1, 2017. Upon review, successful LOI applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by February 26, 2018.

See the SFARI website for complete program guidelines and application procedures.


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