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Simons Foundation - Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)
04/12/21 5:00 PM EST
Grants to USA and Canada postdoctoral researchers to support research related to the treatment and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders. The purpose of this program is to invest in the upcoming generation of autism investigators by identifying talented early-career scientists interested in autism research and facilitating their transition to independent research careers. The BTI Award program welcomes applications that span the breadth of science that SFARI normally supports, including genetics, molecular mechanisms, circuits and systems, and clinical science.
The BTI Award program engages talented early-career scientists in autism research by facilitating their transition to research independence and providing grant funding at the start of their professorships. The annual RFA is aimed at Ph.D. and M.D.–holding scientists who are currently in training positions but intend to seek tenure-track research faculty positions during the upcoming academic year.
Applications from groups that have been historically underrepresented or excluded in the biomedical workforce, including but not limited to racial and ethnic groups, sexual orientation and gender identities, individuals with mental/physical disabilities and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, are especially encouraged.
Importantly, although eligible applicants must be currently in a postdoctoral training position, the BTI Award itself is not a training fellowship but a research grant to newly appointed faculty. The program’s selection process is uniquely designed to enhance the BTI fellows’ job prospects by providing a letter that specifies SFARI financial commitment to the research project once the BTI awardee has secured a suitable faculty position.
While the Foundation encourages applications from scientists who are working on autism-related projects, it would like to stress that this award is also open to researchers who are not currently working on autism but who are interested in starting research projects in this area and who have expertise that could be brought to bear on this complex condition.
In addition to the monetary value of the grant, the BTI Award program provides opportunities for career development, including networking with other BTI fellows and senior investigators in the SFARI community, through the annual BTI fellows retreat and attendance at SFARI science meetings. The program also provides valuable support during the fellow’s transition process, including guidance during the job negotiation process.
GrantWatch ID#: 173042
The principal investigator (PI) will receive research support at a fixed rate of $495,000 over three (3) years, including 20 percent for indirect costs.
The program period is three (3) years.
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