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Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI): Human Cognitive and Behavioral Science, Due May 4, 2023

SFARI’s mission is to improve the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance. This program prioritizes research that produces foundational knowledge about the neurobehavioral differences associated with ASD, many of which will inform or relate to the development and refinement of tools needed for translational efforts, such as biomarkers and outcome measures. Special emphasis is placed on objective, quantitative measures that may be used in conjunction with standardized clinical measures and genomic information to better triangulate phenotypic and neurobiological variability within and across individuals with ASD. While applications may propose laboratory-based measures, the funder is especially interested in real-world, scalable, and quantitative measures of behavior (e.g., wearable devices and other methods of digital phenotyping). OFR Contact: Heidi Jurgens (Evanston campus faculty) or Michelle Melin-Rogovin (Feinberg faculty); Amount: Varies; see above; Deadline: 5/4/23. For more information, click here.