PRISMS is currently reviewing applications for funding for a Postdoctoral Researcher in support of research of Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS). Funding is available up to $75,000 per year for two years to investigators at academic and research institutions in the United States and at international institutions. The application process was open to all disciplines/specializations including, but not limited to, basic sciences, behavioral/psychosocial, rehabilitative, and developmental/educational disciplines. PRISMS is dedicated to the ongoing research of Smith-Magenis Syndrome and supports the efforts of a diversified approach to research.

Smith-Magenis Syndrome is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by distinctive facial features, developmental delays, cognitive impairment, and behavioral problems. SMS is most commonly caused by a deletion of 17p11.2, including the RAI1 gene, and less commonly by a mutation of the RAI1 gene itself.

Highest consideration is being given to projects that investigate novel aspects of SMS and offer possible interventions and treatments promoting the well-being and quality of life for persons with SMS and their families.

The two-year grant will be awarded up to $75,000 per year.

The application process is now CLOSED. The selected applicant will be announced and awarded in August 2017.

For more information or with questions, please contact Emily Fields at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..