The SATB2 Gene Foundation is pleased to announce our Research Grant Program. This grant program is open to research investigators affiliated with an academic institution, hospital system, non-profit institution, or other accredited research institutions based in the United States or internationally. Eligible applicants include post-doctoral fellows, clinical fellows, researchers, physicians, or other associated research professionals with faculty appointments or research positions.
Research priorities are based on a recent survey of parents and caretakers of individuals with SAS, 92% of respondents listed speech and communication as a research priority, followed by behavior (83%), dental (59%), high pain tolerance (55%), sleep (48%), and bone density (38%). Additional research priorities include projects on seizures, SATB2 function and expression, variants in clinical phenotypes, and symptomatic and/or curative therapeutic interventions.
Schedule for Grant Applications:
Applications will be reviewed by the SATB2 Gene Foundation Medical and Scientific Advisory Board and the Board of Directors. The grant selection process is unbiased and independent; awards are based solely on scientific merit and expected contribution to the body of knowledge about SATB2-associated syndrome. Advisors and board members with a conflict of interest will not participate in voting for these specific applications.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.