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.
To drive research momentum, the SATB2 Gene Foundation Board is highly interested in research proposals that would create pilot data sufficient to support larger scale grant submissions to other funding sources.
The SATB2 Gene Foundation prioritizes the following areas in SAS research, based on high impact needs identified by a recent independent scientific analysis and caregiver input:
- Speech and Language
- Global Development Delays
Additional research priorities include projects on SATB2 function and expression, variations in clinical phenotypes, and symptomatic and/or curative therapeutic interventions. We support projects that gather foundational knowledge about SATB2 function, and we also support projects that aim for tangible and immediate clinical applicability.
In addition, the SATB2 Gene Foundation has previously supported other research resources, such as iPSCs for a variety of precise SATB2 mutations. Please reach out if access to these resources may be helpful to your research.
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 contributions to the priorities of the SAS community and body of knowledge about SATB2-associated syndrome. Advisors and board members with a conflict of interest will not participate in voting for those specific applications.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.