Simons Foundation - SFARI Cross-Species Studies of ASD | Research Funding


Event details

Date 15.06.2023
Category Call for proposal

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. Grants awarded through the Cross-Species Studies of ASD request for applications (RFA) are intended to support multi-disciplinary teams of PIs with expertise in both human and animal research to perform coordinated cross-species studies to advance our understanding of ASD-relevant behaviors and their underlying neurobiological mechanisms, with the potential for developing novel biomarkers or interventions.

Duration:      2-3 years

Funding:       max. $400,000/year

Eligibility: All applicants and key collaborators must hold a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree and have a faculty position or the equivalent at a college, university, medical school or other research facility. Applications may be submitted by domestic and foreign nonprofit organizations. There are no citizenship or country requirements.

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted via the Simons Award Manager (SAM), and will consist of personal information, list of PIs and co-PIS, administrative contacts, a budget, and proposal narrative. Budgets should be formulated to include 20% overhead. Contact the Research Office for assistance with the budget or for the institutional sign-off as early as possible.

Deadline:      15 June 2023 (12 noon Eastern time)

Further information

  • More information about the program is available here.
  • The application portal SAM can be found here.
  • For any other questions, or for the institutional signature, please contact the Research Office.


Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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