Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative: 2017 Research Awards

The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is accepting letters of intent for competitive proposals from investigators with demonstrated expertise requesting support for compelling, high-impact research on experimental hypotheses for which, in most cases, preliminary data have already been gathered. Award amount is up to $275,000 per year for up to three years. The letter of intent deadline is Dec. 9.

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity:

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative: 2017 Research Awards
http://www.sfari.org

The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is accepting letters of intent for competitive proposals from investigators with demonstrated expertise requesting support for compelling, high-impact research on experimental hypotheses for which, in most cases, preliminary data have already been gathered. This grant mechanism is not intended to support large, randomized clinical trials of medications. Eligible applicants must hold a PhD, MD or equivalent degree and have a faculty position or the equivalent at a college, university, medical school, or other research facility. There are no citizenship or country requirements.

LOI Deadline: Dec. 9. Invited full proposals will be due March 22, 2017 with award notification by mid-June 2017 and award start dates of either: Aug. 1, Sept. 1, Oct. 1, 2017. Application Guidelines for the award: https://sfari.org/funding/grants/2017-pilot-and-research-awards-request-for-applications/.

If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Kavita Hall, Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, at or 919-962-2013. The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. 

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