The Bridge to Independence Award from the Simons Foundation supports researchers with the expertise to address complex autism-related research projects who are starting their independent research laboratories in the USA or internationally. Applicants should be Ph.D. and M.D.–holding scientists who are currently in training positions but intend to seek tenure-track research faculty positions during the upcoming academic year. Fellows will receive up to two (2) years of postdoctoral fellowship support with an annual salary of $85,000, fringe benefits, an annual resource and professional development allowance of $10,000, and indirect costs (limited to 20 percent of modified total direct costs), followed by a commitment of $600,000 over three (3) years, including indirect costs activated upon assumption of a tenure-track research professorship. Researchers from groups who are traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications close on January 10, 2024.
January 10, 2024