SFARI -- Genomics of ASD: Pathways to Biological Convergence and Genetic Therapies – Request for Applications

Funding Agency:
Simons Foundation

Grants awarded through this request for applications (RFA) are intended to improve our understanding of the molecular and cellular consequences of genetic risk for ASD, and to provide a foundation for the development of new therapies. Special emphasis is placed on the use of scalable methods, especially as applied to genes that are suitable targets for genetic therapies.

There are three budget tracks, depending on the scope of the project: an Explorer track of up to $400,000 over a period of up to two (2) years; an Expansion track of up to $1,500,000 over a period of up to three (3) years; and a Collaboration track of up to $750,000 per lab over a period of up to three (3) years. All budget figures are inclusive of 20 percent indirect costs.

Deadline: Aug. 18, 2022

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Focus Area 1: Integrative Analyses of Multi-omic ASD Data

Focus Area 2: Functional Analysis of Associated Variants

Focus Area 3: Genetic Therapies

Eligibility Requirements

All applicants and key collaborators must hold a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree and have a faculty position or the equivalent at a college, university, medical school or other research facility.

Applications may be submitted by domestic and foreign nonprofit organizations; public and private institutions, such as colleges, universities, hospitals, laboratories, units of state and local government; and eligible agencies of the federal government. There are no citizenship or country requirements.

Amount Description

There are three budget tracks, depending on the scope of the project: an Explorer track of up to $400,000 over a period of up to two (2) years; an Expansion track of up to $1,500,000 over a period of up to three (3) years; and a Collaboration track of up to $750,000 per lab over a period of up to three (3) years. All budget figures are inclusive of 20 percent indirect costs.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

August 18, 2022