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Research Grants and How to Apply

Most of the research funded by the Fragile X Research Foundation of Canada has been financed with money raised privately by the parents, families, and friends of individuals with Fragile X syndrome. However, part of the FXRFC’s strategy to increase the amount and quality of research done in this field is to advocate for more government funding for work on Fragile X syndrome.

FXRFC GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAM

The Fragile X Research Foundation of Canada (FXRFC) offers a grants and fellowships program designed to accelerate research aimed at finding a specific treatment for Fragile X syndrome.
 
The Foundation offers grants in two categories:
 
1. Postdoctoral Fellowships of $45,000 per year will be offered to support postdoctoral fellows who want to pursue research in Fragile X (includes salary plus research travel allowance). Grants are awarded for a period of 1 year, but may be renewed yearly to a total of 3 years if satisfactory progress is made.

2. Program Grant awards of up to $65,000 are available to fund investigator initiated research projects. These grants will be awarded to applicants proposing innovative pilot studies aimed at developing, characterizing and testing new therapeutic approaches for the treatment and ultimate cure of Fragile X syndrome. Program Grants are awarded for a period of 1 year,  but may be renewed yearly if satisfactory progress is made.

New applications are considered once a year; the deadline for applications is October 1st  of each year.

Regulations and how to apply for Grants and Fellowships for studies aimed at treatment of Fragile X syndrome::

 

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