SFARI -- Maternal COVID-19 as a potential risk for autism: Supplemental funding for ongoing pregnancy cohorts – Request for applications

Funding Agency:
Simons Foundation

Grants awarded through this RFA will supplement funding from other agencies for ongoing pregnancy cohorts to broaden biospecimen collection and to extend post-natal family tracking. These cohorts and biospecimen collections can be leveraged in future research to understand the effects of gestational infection and inflammation on autism risk in children.

The maximum budget is $250,000 for projects recruiting at a single site, and $400,000 for projects recruiting at two or more sites.

Deadline: March 12, 2021

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Amount Description

Awards made for projects that recruit at a single site will have a maximum budget of $250,000 (total) over 3 years of funding, including 20 percent indirect costs. Projects that recruit at two or more sites may request a maximum budget up to $400,000 (total), including indirect costs. We anticipate that funding in Year 1 will primarily support biospecimen collection and processing. Funding in Years 2 and 3 is expected to be directed primarily to family tracking. Thus, annual funding amounts may vary from year to year.

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

March 12, 2021