The proposed training should be scientifically linked to autism, but may be broadened to include training in a closely related area of scientific research.
Special consideration will be given to projects
exploring gender issues in autism, including but not limited to research with females with ASD and their families.
Projects can focus on basic science, animal models, neuroantomy and neurobiology, genetics, clinical research, services and employment. In addition, ASF is also very interested in studies that utilize a genetically defined subtype of autism, or those that include groups with a high probability of receiving a diagnosis of autism.
The Autism Science Foundation will make a number of awards determined by its available financial resources. The term of the award will be a period of one year and will include $25,000 for predoctoral and medical students and $35,000 for postdoctoral students.
"The Autism Science Foundation is committed to supporting the work of the most promising, young researchers in the field of autism science," said Autism Science Foundation President Alison Singer. "Based on the strength of our past applicants and grantees, we anticipate receiving a large number of innovative and compelling applications and we can't wait to read them!"
The Autism Science Foundation will hold an informational conference call regarding the predoctoral, postdoctoral, and medical school fellowship RFA on Friday September 8th, 2017 at 12:00pm EST. The call will outline best practices for completing the application. Participation on the conference call is NOT required for application. We will not take attendance and the call will not be recorded. The call in number is: 866-906-9888 and the participant code is 2574613#.
Applications are due December 1, 2017.