The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is considering applications on a rolling basis for their Explorer Awards. They seek proposals for “high-risk/high-impact, exploratory experiments” relevant to autism. They are especially interested in the genetics of autism and thus “encourage applications that propose research to link genetic or other ASD risk factors to molecular, cellular, circuit or behavioral mechanisms of ASD.” The maximum budget is $80,000. More information is available on their website.
American Psychological Foundation Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) issued a request for applications for their Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship. The call is open to doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy and are conducting research in child psychology (including child-clinical, pediatric, school, educational, and developmental psychopathology). More information about the program is available on the APF website. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 15.
The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) issued a request for applications for their Basic Research Fellowship Program. The call is open to postdoctoral fellows anywhere in the world pursuing careers in brain tumor research. More information about the program is available on the ABTA website. Letters of intent are due Wednesday, September 27 at noon Central.
The American Skin Association and the Dermatology Foundation have issued calls for several grant opportunities relevant to researchers working on the skin manifestations of TSC. American Skin Association Research Scholar Award – $60,000 in bridge support for early-career investigators. American Skin Association Research Grants – $15,000 for research on five priority areas, including childhood skin diseases and quality of life studies. Dermatology Foundation Research Awards – many opportunities for dermatology researchers at various career stages. Please see the foundations’ websites for more information on these calls for applications.
TS Alliance Chief Scientific Officer Steve Roberds, PhD, serves on the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. During the open session of the Advisory Council meeting on September 7, 2017, NINDS staff discussed several upcoming funding opportunities: As part of an NIH-wide initiative to enhance diversity in the research workforce, NINDS soon plans to reissue a RFA for NIH Blueprint D-SPAN (F99/K00) award with a due date in December (see the previous RFA for reference). The purpose of the D-SPAN program is to support a defined pathway across career stages for outstanding graduate students who…
Call for Applications: Autism Science Foundation Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards and Medical Student Gap Year Research Training Awards
The Autism Science Foundation (ASF) issued a call for applications for their Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards and Medical Student Gap Year Research Training Awards. The call is open to emerging researchers anywhere in the world interested in pursuing careers in basic or clinical research on autism spectrum disorder. According to the call, “ASF is also very interested in studies that utilize a genetically defined subtype of autism,” which makes this a good opportunity for early-career TSC researchers. More information about the program is available on the ASF website. There will be an informational conference call at 12 pm Eastern…
The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) issued a call for proposals for their Bridge to Independence Award. The call is open to US-based postdoctoral fellows who intend to seek tenure-track faculty positions in the 2017-18 academic year and wish to continue doing work relevant to autism. More information about the program is available on this website. First-stage proposals are due August 7.
The Harrington Discovery Institute issued a call for proposals for the 2018 Harrington Rare Disease Scholar Award (sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals). The call is open to US-based PhD or MD researchers whose work shows promise for translation into new rare disease treatments. More information about the program is available on this website. Letters of intent are due July 19.
The Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP) is accepting applications for the fiscal year 2017 grant cycle. Letters of intent are due July 11, 2017. Three award mechanisms are available this year: Exploration – Hypothesis Development Award (up to $150,000 in direct costs over two years) Idea Development Award (up to $450,000 in direct costs over three years) Clinical Translational Research Award (up to $600,000 in direct costs over three years)
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