SFARI 2019 Research Award - Request for Applications


The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)


SFARI 2019 Research Award - Request for Applications


Grants awarded through this program are intended to provide support for the investigation of key unresolved research questions in autism, particularly those that connect etiologies to brain function and behavior. Unlike SFARI Pilot Awards, risk and novelty are welcome but are not required criteria for the proposal to be considered meritorious. Competitive applications will have preliminary data or other relevant groundwork that justifies substantial investment on the proposed topic.


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 facility. In addition, eligible applicants must have independent lab space at their institution.

Funding Availability

The maximum budget is $1,300,000, including indirect costs, over a period of up to four years.

Indirect Costs



If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Applicant to submit a complete OR-5 form and copy of application to research.services@uoguelph.ca.

External Deadline

Applications must be completed electronically and submitted using forms provided at proposalCENTRAL. Please log in as an applicant, go to the “Grant Opportunities” tab, scroll to Simons Foundation, and click “Apply Now” for the SFARI Research Award program. 

For Questions, please contact

For assistance, please call 800-875-2562 or email pcsupport@altum.com

Office of Research

Kristin Zimmermann, Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56257

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