Foundation / Corporation
04/10/19 8:00 PM ET
Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit and for-profit institutions, IHEs, hospitals, government entities, research and development entities, and individuals for investigative research related to autism. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application.
Autism Speaks is seeking novel grant applications to increase the basic understanding of autism – from genetics to behavior – by analyzing important datasets generated by Autism Speaks through its many programs and partnerships. Applications that co-analyze both Autism Speaks and non-Autism Speaks datasets in combination are encouraged. However, these grants are not for collecting new data but are to give researchers support to investigate new hypotheses or relationships using these datasets. These autism-specific datasets include the Autism Genetics Research Exchange (AGRE) and MSSNG genetics resource (pronounced “Missing” to represent information that is missing to understand autism.)
The goal of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to advance understanding of the molecular underpinnings of ASD and how these changes relate to behavioral outcomes and might be assessed as autism subtypes. A successful application will require the use of at least one of these two resources as the primary source of data to be analyzed to support the hypothesis proposed. Other non-Autism Speaks datasets can be co-analyzed to allow larger dataset to be studied in aggregate. A wide variety of proposals are encouraged to use these Autism Speaks datasets to advance understanding of ASD risk by exploring novel hypotheses, new genetic-phenotypic relationships and new science to support clinical assessments or treatments.
Grant proposals using AGRE and/or MSSNG datasets can include, but are not exclusive to developing methods to: identify ASD subtypes, advance understanding of how genetics can improve diagnostic certainty, enable earlier diagnosis and/or deepen understanding of genetic pathways in ways that could lead to identifying targets for improved treatments and health outcomes.
Finally, an important goal this program is to bring early career investigators to autism genetics and have them explore MSSNG resources. Additionally, investigators from other fields are encouraged to apply.
Applicants should contact Autism Speaks regarding sample availability or any questions regarding the available resources that influence their proposal.
GrantWatch ID#: 185144
Up to four
$100,000 inclusive of 10% indirects.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For inquiries, please contact:
Grants Administration/Online Application/Budget Questions:
Joan New, MBA, Grants Manager
Dean Hartley, PhD, Senior Director, Genomic Discovery and Translational Science;
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