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The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative’s mission is to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance.

We solicit applications for SFARI Awards from individuals who will conduct bold, imaginative, rigorous and relevant research in three main research areas: cognition and behavior, gene discovery and molecular mechanisms.

The Simons Foundation does not give grants to individuals, except through their institutions.

The Simons Foundation will not respond to unsolicited requests for funding.

Award type Maximum annual budget, including indirect costs Maximum number of funding years Letter of intent required? Deadline
Rolling
Explorer Award | FAQ $70,000 1 No Rolling
Annual
Pilot Award | FAQ $150,000 2 Yes Closed
Research Award | FAQ $275,000 3 Yes Closed
Targeted
Bridge to Independence Award | FAQ $150,000 3 Yes, first-stage proposal August 8

SFARI Request for Applications (RFA)

TARGETED


ROLLING


ANNUAL




For past RFAs, click here.



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