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New Investigator Award (Angelman syndrome | worldwide)

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The New Investigator Award from the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST) supports new primary investigators (PIs) who aim to initiate a significant research program focusing on translational research in Angelman syndrome or on technologies relevant to advancing Angelman Syndrome treatment modalities.


  • Applicants should be within their first five years of an academic position at an institution/university.
  • Individuals should possess training and experience at least equivalent to the PhD or MD level.
  • The applicant must have either accepted an offer or already been appointed to an academic position at a university/institute and should have a history of research in a relevant field.
  • Institutions receiving grants must be recognized as non-profit.
  • Awardees are required to pursue their research and academic activities on a full-time basis, or as specified by the sponsoring institution in accordance with its policies.

The grant provides a maximum funding of 150,000 USD per year for a period of 1-2 years (up to 5% indirect costs). Each award includes a 3,000 USD travel stipend to facilitate the PI and one trainee, if applicable, to attend the annual FAST scientific symposium, where they may be asked to present their current research progress.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to FAST at to assess the feasibility of a potential request before applying. LOIs must be submitted as one PDF file containing the following information:

  • A brief description of the project, including objectives and rationale.
  • An estimated budget and duration of the project.
  • Preliminary data supporting the project.
  • A CV/Biosketch.

The entire LOI (excluding the CV) should not exceed 3 pages.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

This grant has rolling submissions. Submit applications at any time.

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