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The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is pleased to announce that it intends to fund 16 grants in response to the 2022 Pilot Award request for applications (RFA).

SFARI plans to commit approximately $4.88 million in funding over the next two years to 16 investigators from the United States and internationally.

The goal of the Pilot Award program is to provide early support for exploratory ideas, particularly those with novel hypotheses, that have the potential to yield transformative results in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research. The research projects funded in this cycle will focus on a variety of topics, including functional analyses of ASD risk genes, epigenetic mechanisms perturbed in ASD, and neural circuits underlying differences in social communication, motor control and sensory perception in ASD.

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