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.


Program Opens: July 8, 2019

Full applications due: August 19, 2019

Award announcements: September 23, 2019

Anticipated project start date: Fall 2019

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.

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