SPARK Clinical Site Network Request for Applications (RFA)

Funding Agency:
Simons Foundation

SPARK is a SFARI initiative intended to recruit, engage and retain a community of 50,000 individuals with autism, and their family members, in the United States. This research cohort includes children and adults who span the full autism spectrum and individuals of all socio-demographic backgrounds.

Through this RFA, SFARI will add additional clinical sites to its existing clinical site network for the purposes of recruiting SPARK participants. Selected clinical sites will receive funding of up to $200,000/year for a maximum of three years.

Deadline: Nov. 30, 2018

Agency Website

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 institute. Applications may be submitted by domestic nonprofit organizations; public and private institutions, such as colleges, universities, hospitals, laboratories, and units of state and local government; and eligible agencies of the federal government. There are no citizenship or national residence requirements for applicants. If the proposal includes investigators at more than one site, all investigators should have demonstrated prior success in similar collaborations. 



Funding Type





Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

November 30, 2018