SFARI - Genomic Analysis on Autism

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative has a call open on genomic analysis for Autism risk variants. Deadline: June 22, 2018 and July 27, 2018.

The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)’s mission is to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance. It is part of  the larger Simons Foundation which mission is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences.

Genomic Analysis for Autism Risk Variants in SPARK

Grants awarded are intended to advance the understanding of the genetic basis of autism. Investigators who are interested in analyzing genomic data in innovative ways from thousands of families  where some have autism are encouraged to apply.

SFARI welcomes proposals that focus on any type of genetic variants (rare and common variants, single-nucleotide variants (SNVs), copy number variants (CNVs), indels, coding and noncoding variants) that contribute to autism risk.


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.

Applications may be submitted by domestic and foreign nonprofit organizations; public and private institutions, such as colleges, universities, hospitals, laboratories, and units of state and local government; and eligible agencies of the federal government.


Funding available per grant: in the range of 100 000 USD
Duration: 18 months


Notice of intent: June 22, 2018
Full prospoal: July 27, 2018

Link to Call

Genomic Analysis for Autism Risk Variants

Published June 15, 2018 10:38 AM - Last modified June 15, 2018 10:52 AM