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Central Auditory Process Disorders (CAPD) Grant

Grant and Fellowship to a USA, Canada, or International
Investigator and Predoctoral Fellow for CAPD and ASD Research

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Funding Source:

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Autism Speaks

LOI Date:

12/12/19

Deadline Date:

02/12/20 8:00 PM Eastern

Description:

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Grant of up to $60,000 and fellowship of up to $40,000 per year to a USA, Canada, or International investigator and predoctoral fellow for research related to central auditory processing disorder (CAPD). Applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. Funding is intended for research on CAPD in relation to co-occurring autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Proposals are requested for research that will elucidate the relationship of auditory processes to neurobehavioral manifestations, the potential for treatments directed at auditory processes pathology to improve neurobehavior, and the best clinical approaches to the evaluation and treatment of CAPD. Proposals should advance the clinical management of CAPD and associated neurobehavioral challenges, either by clinical assessment research, clinical intervention research, or by identifying pathophysiologic mechanisms that are amenable to clinical translation in the very near term. Applications that include the availability of better treatments both for underlying pathology, as well as co-existing conditions that decrease quality of life for those with autism, will be of particular interest.

The pilot and pre-doctoral fellowship proposal most likely to be funded under this RFA will exhibit the following qualities: 

  • Be based on compelling scientific rationale, derived either from preclinical or preliminary clinical research; 
  • Address the heterogeneity of etiology and presentation, either by restricting enrollment to specific, well-justified subgroups or through a scientific plan that identifies markers of stratification;
  • For interventional research, include examination of the mechanisms or mediators through which neurobehavioral effects are achieved;
  •  Include a power analysis demonstrating a likelihood of producing statistically and clinically meaningful results. This should include sufficient reserve power for exploratory analyses (if included); 
  • Have a proven capacity to enroll an adequately sized cohort of subjects in a timely manner.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183036

Number of Grants:

One grant and one fellowship

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Pilot Research Award: Up to $60,000, including 10% indirect costs
- Predoctoral Fellowship: Up to $40,000 ($25,000 US stipend + $15,000 US research allowance)

Term of Contract:

Pilot grant awards are limited to one year. Predoctoral fellowship awards are limited to two years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Investigators holding full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty appointments or equivalent full-time, non-tenure track appointments at accredited academic, medical or research institutions are eligible to apply for the pilot grant award.
- Applications will NOT be accepted from individuals or from proprietary organizations to support the research and development of products for profit.
- As Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator, all applicants are restricted to one submission per review cycle. Multiple submissions will not be reviewed.

Eligibility for Fellowship Award:
- Predoctoral Fellows: The candidate must be an enrolled student in a program leading to a research doctorate such as a Ph.D. or Sc.D., or a combined degree such as an M.D./Ph.D., in an academic department of an accredited university or health/medical institution. The selected predoctoral fellow must spend at least 60 percent of his/her professional time engaged exclusively in their Autism Speaks research-related activities for the duration of the award, and cannot simultaneously hold another fellowship award during the support period. International applications are encouraged.
- Mentors: Prior to application, each predoctoral candidate must have identified a mentor for his/her fellowship. Mentors must have a Ph.D. and/or an M.D. or equivalent degree and be a scientific investigator with an academic or research institutional appointment (tenured, tenure-track or equivalent position). The mentor must be affiliated with a nonprofit research institution with a research mission and administrative infrastructure. Non-academic institutions must have tax-exempt status documented under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, or similar classification outside the United States. The letter of intent (LOI) must include a letter of commitment and the application must include a recommendation from the mentor as well as a jointly completed Individualized Development Plan. The mentor’s training experience should also be documented.

There are no geographic restrictions on these applications. International applicants are encouraged.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- RFA release date: November 12, 2019
- Letter of Intent due: December 12, 2019, 8:00 PM Eastern
- LOI notifications sent: Late December 2019/Early January 2020
- Applications due: February 12, 2020, 8:00 PM Eastern
- Recommendations for Fellowships due: February 5, 2020
- Peer review panels: Spring 2020
- Notifications: Early summer 2020
- Earliest Grant start date: Late summer 2020

Autism Speaks requires all applicants and mentors to obtain ORCID profiles.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit Letter of Intent Online: https://science.grants.autismspeaks.org/

Grants Administration/Online Application/Budget Questions:
Joan New, MBA, Grants Manager:
609-228-7313
jnew@autismspeaks.org

Application Development:
Donna Murray PhD, Vice President, Clinical Programs donna.murray@autismspeaks.org

Autism Speaks
1060 State Road, 2nd Floor
Princeton, NJ 08540
jnew@autismspeaks.org
Phone: (609) 228-7313 |

Direct other questions to research@autismspeaks.org

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