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Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) announces the Bridge to Independence Award

Although the quality of autism research has never been higher, the transition from formal mentorship to independent faculty position remains a daunting task for many early-career researchers in the field.

To help support talented early-career scientists in autism at this critical stage, SFARI is pleased to announce its new Bridge to Independence Award, a program aimed at supporting ongoing excellence in autism research by identifying promising scientists committed to the field and facilitating their transition to an independent research career at a U.S. academic institution.

Successful applicants will receive a commitment of $150,000 per year for three years, to be used for an autism-relevant project, activated upon assumption of a tenure-track professorship. The first class of eligible applicants will be senior postdoctoral fellows who intend to seek tenure-track faculty positions in 2015 or 2016.

The request for proposals will open 8 June 2015; first-stage proposals are due 28 August 2015.

Please contact us with administrative inquiries at grants@simonsfoundation.org or with scientific inquiries at sciencerfa@simonsfoundation.org.

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