|Opportunity Name||Genomics of ASD: Pathways to Biological Convergence and Genetic Therapies Grant|
|Agency||Simon Foundation Autism Research Initiative|
|Value||Explorer Track – Up to $400,000 |
Expansion Track – Up to $1,500,000
Collaboration Track – Up to $750,000 per lab
|Indirect Costs||Eligible at 20%|
|Duration||Explorer Track - Up to 2 years |
Expansion Track – Up to 3 years
Collaboration Track – Up to 3 years
|Application due to FSc RO at firstname.lastname@example.org for full review||08-04-2022|
|Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at email@example.com for mandatory review||08-11-2022|
|Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review||08-16-2022, by 9:00AM|
|Application due at agency||08-18-2022, by 5:00PM|
To advance our understanding of the genetic basis of ASD and the molecular and cellular consequences of genetic risk, and to provide a foundation for the development of treatments for select genetically defined forms of the condition.
The RFA comprises distinct focus areas on (1) systems biology of ASD risk genes to identify points of biological convergence, (2) functional analysis of ASD-associated variants, and (3) development of gene-based therapies. Special emphasis is placed on the use of scalable methods, especially as applied to genes that are suitable therapeutic targets.
- 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, units of state and local government; and eligible agencies of the federal government.
- There are no citizenship or country requirements.
How to Apply
York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency. For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature. Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to firstname.lastname@example.org, five days prior to agency deadline.
ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.
For specific questions, please contact your FSc Research Officer
(Biology, Physics & Astronomy, Science, Technology & Society)
Phoebe Tsz-Wai Chan
(Chemistry, Mathematics & Statistics)