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FRAXA Fellowships

Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International Universities
to Support Scientific Research on Fragile X Syndrome

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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FRAXA Research Foundation

Deadline Date:

02/01/19 11:59 PM EST


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Fellowships of $45,000 per year for up to two years to USA, Canada, and International universities to provide a scientist with salary support for research projects to improve medical treatments for fragile X syndrome. Priority is given to research with a translational or preclinical focus on fragile X, which has the potential to lead to improved treatment.

FRAXA’s purpose in providing grants is to accelerate progress towards treatment for Fragile X. Therefore, in accepting an award, the Principal Investigator undertakes to publish the results of the work pursued in the primary literature in a timely fashion. Once published, the reagents, methods, materials, and products of the work must be made available immediately to other qualified researchers. For more information, see the URL page:

PIs must demonstrate adequate overall funding to pursue this project. Successful applicants for these grants will likely be working in established labs that have funding for supplies and any required animal handling costs. If the applicant proposes to work with a particular fragile X model (KO mouse, drosophila, neural stem cells, etc.) s/he should demonstrate that this model system has already been established in-house.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 139422

Estimated Size of Grant:

Fellowships are $45,000 per year.

Term of Contract:

FRAXA Fellowships are made for one year and may be renewed for a second year based on satisfactory progress. For FRAXA grants of more than one year duration, FRAXA requires the submission of a renewal application at least eight weeks before the second year of funding is needed. See further grant renewal guidelines in the Supporting Documents section below.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any university-based lab in the world may apply. FRAXA does not give preference to any specific country.

Any scientist is eligible for salary support from these awards (not just postdocs), and a supply budget may be included. Salary support is for one scientist (any degree of BS or higher) working at least ½ time on the project.

These fellowships are non-transferable; they are only good for the specified researcher and institution.

Only one position will be supported per project. In other words, FRAXA cannot consider requests for partial salary support for PI in addition to support for junior staff; however, FRAXA is willing to consider requests for PI salary support as the primary focus of the proposal.

Indirect Costs:

FRAXA is unable to pay for indirect costs under any circumstances. FRAXA reserves the right to cover any item if explicitly authorized by FRAXA's Board of Directors.

Pre-Application Information:

It is recommended that potential applications send a brief Letter of Intent to Michael Tranfaglia, MD well in advance of a formal application.

Deadline for receipt of FRAXA Fellowship applications is 11:59 pm EST on Feb 1 each year.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email submission is required; please keep the application to a single pdf file of less than 15 MB and email applications to and Please be sure Fraxa acknowledges the receipt of your application.

For further information please contact Michael Tranfaglia at

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.