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[ SIMONS FOUNDATION - SFARI Winter 2019 Pilot Award | Research funding ]


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Date and time 14.09.2018  
Category Call for proposal
Aim: 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.
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 with less assurance of ultimate impact, but with the potential for transformative results. Investigators new to the field of autism are encouraged to apply for Pilot Awards. In particular, we encourage applications that propose research to link genetic or other ASD risk factors to molecular, cellular, circuit or behavioral mechanisms of ASD.
Duration: 2 years
Funding: USD $300’000
Eligibility: All applicants and key collaborators must hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree and have a faculty position or the equivalent.  There are no citizenship or country requirements.
How to Apply: Applications must be completed electronically and submitted using forms provided at proposalCENTRAL. Applications must include a Pilot narrative, key personnel biosketches, budget and justification, as well as other supporting documentation. A Signature Page must be completed by the Research Office.
Application Deadline: 14-Sep-2018
Further information
  • More information about the program is available .
  • The application portal proposalCENTRAL can be found .
  • For any other questions, or to complete the signature page, please contact the Research Office.

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