The NFXF will offer ten $1000 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 using this link. Once the abstract has been submitted, the Junior Investigator must send an email to Jayne Dixon Weber jayne@fragilex.org requesting they be considered for the award – with 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 $1000 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. $500 value).
  • Must make their own travel/hotel arrangements. They 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 of the conference.
  • 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 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.