The National Fragile X Foundation (NFXF) funds one or more summer student research at $2,500 each. The work can be in the area of Fragile X syndrome (FXS), Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS), or Fragile X-associated primary ovarian syndrome (FXPOI).
These awards are meant to introduce undergraduate students or students in professional training programs to research in the Fragile X field by providing funding for a summer project that adds to the body of knowledge around Fragile X in a meaningful way while providing a distinct training experience. Projects can be new or existing. Once completed, each awardee will summarize their summer project in a 15-minute video presentation.
Our 2021 NFXF Summer Scholars are Collis Brown at Howard University, John Burwinkle at The University of Cincinnati, Bonnie McKinnon at Emory University, and Elizabeth Saoud at Harvard University. Read about their projects here.