The Civitan International Research Center
Research Grants for Emerging Scholars
Request for Proposals

Proposal Deadline: Friday, September 2, 2016, at Noon

Grant Start Date: October 1, 2016

Eligible Applicants: Graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, non-tenure earning instructors,  and non-tenure earning faculty

Award Level: $25,000 for one year

Contact and Submit to:  Vicki Hixon

The Civitan International Research Center is requesting proposals for clinical or basic science research aimed at enhancing our current understanding of typical and atypical brain development, autism spectrum disorders, Down and Rett syndromes, developmental disabilities, impaired cognitive development, and the effects of environmental toxins on the development of the brain. The $25,000 award may be used as a stipend supplement or for direct projects costs.  

Proposals should consist of a single PDF document containing a two page description of the planned research; a letter of endorsement from the mentor; and CV from the applicant. 

The mission of the CIRC is to improve the well-being and the quality of life of individuals and families affected by neurodevelopmental disabilities; to provide interdisciplinary clinical and research training in neurodevelopmental disabilities; to utilize this knowledge to develop and provide high quality exemplary services and programs; and to exchange information in a timely way with consumers, practitioners, scientists, and society.

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