August 16, 2016
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New Accelerator Grants
Deadline extended
Ride FAR!
New ASF staff
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New Accelerator Grants Awarded;
Apply Now for Next Funding Round
The Autism Science Foundation today announced two new recipients of its 2016 Research Accelerator Grants; Clare Harrop, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina, and Astrid Vicente, Ph.D., of Instituto Nacional de Sa├║de Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA), in Portugal, the first international grant ever offered by ASF. 

Accelerator grants are designed to expand the scope, speed the progress, increase the efficiency and improve final product dissemination of active autism research grants.  

Accelerator grant applications are reviewed twice per year. Applications for the next round of accelerator grants are due on October 3, 2016. 

Pre and Post Doc Application Deadline Changed
We have extended the due date for applications for our Pre and Post Doctoral Fellowships to December 1 so that our deadline does not coincide with the deadline for NIH ACE grants. 

We will hold a conference call on September 8 at 12:00 noon et to review the application process. 

 
Register Today for our 2nd Annual Ride FAR 
(For Autism Research) Bike Ride on October 8

Bring your whole family to our annual Ride FAR (For Autism Research).  
Register now for this super exciting bicycling event taking place in White Plains, NY on October 8. Choose from a 4, 20, 30 or 62 mile route, followed by a delicious barbecue lunch and lots of family friendly activities, including miniature golf and a giant playground.  All bike rides are fully supported, with clearly marked routes, abundant support vehicles and rest stops every 15 miles.  Beautiful fall foliage guaranteed!   Learn more here .
 
Meet our New Community Relations Manager

We are thrilled to welcome Jessica Brownfeld as ASF's new Community Relations and Communications Manager. Jessica will focus on outreach and social media related to the Autism BrainNet and the Autism Sisters Project. She will work out of Boston, site of the Beth Israel Hospital Autism BrainNet node. 

Jessica joins us from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital where she worked for the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Department of Psychiatry. Jessica graduated from Wesleyan University with high honors. She is also passionate about wellness education, and maintains an active class schedule as a certified yoga and group fitness instructor.

You can reach Jessica at jbrownfeld@autismsciencefoundation.org. Her first day will be September 5.
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