Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI): Explorer Awards.
The SFARI seeks to improve the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders by funding innovative research of the greatest quality and relevance.Their award program is designed to enhance the SFARI’s existing support of autism research by providing timely resources to enable focused experiments highly relevant to our mission, including but not limited to studies focused on gene discovery, molecular mechanisms, circuits, anatomy, and cognition and behavior.
Innovative, high-risk/high-impact proposals are encouraged. We especially encourage applications from investigators who are new to the field of autism, but who have expertise that could be brought to bear on this complex disorder.
Please see here for more details including a link to apply