The mission of the SFARI is to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance. They are soliciting applications to investigate sex differences in autism.
There is growing recognition that synergistic efforts across scientific disciplines will contribute to addressing the most critical questions in ASD research and accelerate progress on the development of therapeutics. SFARI Collaborations are a new funding mechanism that will provide substantive and stable funding support to multidisciplinary teams of investigators tackling critical issues in the autism research field. A proposal must address how the impact of a given Collaboration will be greater than the sum of what would be possible through awards to individual laboratories.
Collaborations will be led by a director who oversees interdisciplinary, synergistic research efforts across multiple laboratories. Investigative groups within a Collaboration will focus on the same conceptually unified topic but will incorporate different scientific disciplines and multiple levels of analysis, and will include a robust data-sharing infrastructure.
Please see the following SFARI website for further details on the funding program:
Value of Award: Up to $8M, including 20% indirect costs
Award Period: Up to 4 years
|April 21, 2020||Letter of Intent Submission|
|June 19, 2020||Notification to Submit Full Application|
|August 21, 2020||Full Application Deadline|
|October 23, 2020||Notification to Present at SFARI|
|November or December, 2020||In-Person Team Presentations|
|January 2021||Award Notification|
Please Note: All researchers should notify both their Faculty and Diana Frasca (email@example.com) as soon as possible about their intention to apply. Doing so will both streamline the process of securing Faculty-level support for the partnership and ensure that researchers receive adequate support in application preparation.
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