Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)
For More Information
For additional information, please visit the SFARI website for
- Program guidelines
- Application forms
- Evaluation criteria
The goal of the Pilot Award is to provide early support for exploratory ideas considered higher risk but with the potential for transformative results, particularly those with novel hypotheses for autism. This funding mechanism is particularly suitable for investigators new to the autism field, though we encourage applicants to consult with experts in autism research to ensure their projects are relevant to the human condition. We encourage applications that propose research to link genetic or other ASD risk factors to molecular, cellular, circuit or behavioral mechanisms and set the stage for development of novel interventions.
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.
There are no citizenship or country requirements.
Maximum Project Value
up to $300,000 per grant
up to 2 years
Please review SFARI Grant Policies and Procedures
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
Applicant to submit a copy of application along with a complete OR5 form to: email@example.com
Applicant to submit application via the Simons Award Manager (SAM)
Click on the Funding Opportunities icon and navigate to the call for the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative – Summer Pilot Award. Click the Create Application button to begin. Applications should be started and submitted under the applicant’s own account in SAM.