Foundation / Corporation
Simons Foundation - Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)
07/06/21 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Grants to USA, Canada, and International researchers holding faculty positions at IHEs and other research facilities to investigate the genetic components of autism spectrum disorders. Eligible applicants must have an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent degree. Funding is intended for research to advance the understanding of the genetic basis of ASD and the molecular and cellular consequences of genetic risk, and to provide a foundation for the development of treatments for select genetically defined forms of the condition. Special emphasis is placed on the use of scalable methods, especially as applied to genes that are suitable targets for genetic therapies.
In this RFA, SFARI seeks proposals in three broad areas of ASD genomics: (1) risk gene discovery and systems biology, (2) functional analysis of variants associated with ASD risk genes and (3) gene-targeted therapies. Successful proposals with a focus on the first two areas will likely involve large-scale analyses.
Applications are encouraged that focus, at least in part, on a subset of 50 genes from the SPARK gene list that SFARI has selected as strong candidates for the development of translational programs. The 50 genes on this list are chosen for one or more of the following reasons:
More information about the Focus Areas can be found on the URL for Full Text, below.
GrantWatch ID#: 196129
The annual budget is between $200,000 and $400,000, inclusive of 20 percent indirect costs.
Period of two or three years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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