Funding Opportunities

The National Fragile X Foundation provides grants to advance translational research – that is, research designed to bring basic science breakthroughs to the next level and “translate” them to interventions for humans. Current opportunities are noted below.

Projects are scored by members of our Scientific and Clinical Advisory Committee based on the criteria noted in the Request for Applications (RFA). The Scientific and Clinical Advisory Committee (SCAC) of the National Fragile X Foundation is comprised of over 35 members from a variety of disciplines, organizations, institutions and countries. Once the NFXF Board of Directors has voted to approve a research budget, these scientists and clinicians have complete and final authority in the awarding of research grants. The application reviewers are selected based on their particular expertise and only after it has been determined that they have no conflict of interest and are not associated with any of the applicants or proposals.

Applicants are encouraged to pay close attention to the specific instructions and requirements noted in the RFA.

The National Fragile X Foundation welcomes all inquiries from potential researchers and institutions.

Summer Student Fellowship Research Grant

Deadline March 17, 2017

Each year, the National Fragile X Foundation funds one or more summer student research fellowships at $2500 each through the NFXF Summer Fellowship Research Fund. The student’s work can be in the area of Fragile X syndrome (FXS), Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) or Fragile X-associated primary ovarian insufficiency (FXPOI).

This award is 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. It is not meant to supplement funds for PhD candidates or post-doctoral fellows working on research related to Fragile X.

Applications should be submitted to the NFXF – by March 17, 2017.

Notification of awards will be made by the end of April 2017.