The Civitan International Research Center is requesting proposals for clinical or fundamental science research aimed at enhancing our current understanding of typical and atypical brain development, autism spectrum disorders, 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.

Applicants should be PhD graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and research associates, and instructors in the non-tenure track with less than 10 years from receiving their terminal degree (e.g. Ph.D.). Previous awardees are ineligible.

Proposals should consist of a single PDF document containing a two-page description of the planned research (font not smaller than Arial 11); a letter of endorsement from the mentor; and CV from the applicant. 

Proposal Deadline: August 23, 2018
Grant Start Date:  October 1, 2018
Eligible Applicants:  Graduate students and postdoctoral trainees
Award Level: $25,000 for one year
Guidelines: Subject Line – Emerging Scholar Application “Last Name”
Submit to:  Vicki Hixon -

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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