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External Funding Opportunities

New MCH Research funding opportunities are now available at including:

• HRSA-15-089: Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Research Network Program will support a pediatric research network that aims to improve the health of children by conducting collaborative practice-based research to enhance primary care practice, developing evidence-based guidelines based on network research findings, and disseminating and accelerating the translation of research to practice. More information can be found at:

Simons Foundation - Clinical ASD Outcome Measures Research
Deadline: February 23, 2015
Award Ceiling: $500,000

Through its 2015 Novel Outcome Measures for ASD Clinical Trials, the foundation will award grants of up to $500,000 over two years for research that aims to develop and validate objective outcome measures for use in clinical trials targeting core symptoms (social communication impairments and restricted, repetitive behaviors) of autism spectrum disorder, as well as disruptive behavioral symptoms commonly reported in individuals with autism (e.g., anxiety, tantrums). Priority will be given to projects that measure behaviors, skills, or biomarkers that have relevance to one or more core autism domains of socialization, language, and repetitive behavior, and that co-vary with autism severity; are objective and yield continuous quantitative data of sufficient range; are feasible in terms of burden on participants and families; capture data (when possible) from participants in their natural environment rather than exclusively in the laboratory setting; and are scalable and affordable for large clinical trials (e.g., between three hundred and a thousand participants).

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