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Date and time 13.09.2019  
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. In particular, the Foundation encourages 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. To find the program, log in as an applicant, go to the “Grant Opportunities” tab, scroll to Simons Foundation and click “Apply Now” for the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative – Pilot Award program.
 
During the application submission, you will be prompted to enter details for the Host Institution and its Officials. Please enter them exactly as below:
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL
Signing Official : Caroline Vandevyver
Financial Officer : Steven Miller
In addition, a Signature Page must be completed by the Research Office.
If applicable, please contact the Research Office for more information on EPFL’s IRB or IACUC status.
 
Application Deadline: 13-Sep-2019 (5:00 pm Eastern time)
 
Further information
  • More information about the program is available here.
  • The application portal proposalCENTRAL can be found here.
  • For any other questions, or to complete the signature page, please contact the Research Office.

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