EDITOR’S NOTE: The deadline for applying for Junior Investigator scholarships has passed. Please contact Jayne Dixon Weber at jayne@fragilex.org if you have any questions.

The NFXF will offer ten $1,000 scholarships to Junior Investigators—defined as students, postdocs, fellows and new faculty (within 3 years of first appointment)—whose area of focus is Fragile X, with awards made to those in both basic and clinical science.

To be considered for the award, a Junior Investigator must submit an abstract by Monday, February 24, 2020. Once the abstract has been submitted, the Junior Investigator must send an email to Jayne Dixon Weber at jayne@fragilex.org requesting they be considered for the award and include the following:

  • Subject line: Junior Investigator – “Last name”
  • First line of email: “Title of Abstract”
  • I wish to be considered for one of the Junior Investigator $1,000 awards.

Abstracts will be reviewed, and the finalists will be selected by the NFXF Conference Advisors.

Award Recipients

  • Will be notified by Friday, April 17, 2020.
  • Will be given free registration for the conference (approx. value $500).
  • Must make their own travel/hotel arrangements and pay for their travel (economy) and hotel expenses out of their award.
  • Do not register for the conference or make hotel arrangements until you receive the appropriate codes.
  • Are invited to join other members of the FX professional community for dessert on the evening of Thursday, July 16.
  • Will be expected to give an oral talk or poster on Friday or Saturday of the conference as decided by the Conference Advisors.
  • Can file for reimbursement of up to $500 post-conference. Reimbursement forms will be emailed to Faculty members. Receipts will be needed.

Questions? Contact Jayne Dixon Weber jayne@fragilex.org

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