Apply Now for 2018 Pre-doctoral, Postdoctoral and 
Medical School Gap Year Fellowships
Informational Conference Call on September 8, 2017

We are now inviting applications for ASF's next round of Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards and Medical School Gap Year Research Training Awards from graduate students, medical students and postdoctoral fellows interested in pursuing careers in basic and clinical research relevant to autism spectrum disorders.  The full Request for Applications can be found here:  
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.

Join Us for Wall Street Rides FAR, October 7, 2017

Registration is now open for  Wall Street Rides FAR (For Autism Research), a beautiful, supported bike ride through the lower Hudson Valley. Join over 200 bike riders of all ability levels on Saturday, October 7th and enjoy Westchester County's spectacular fall foliage.

All funds raised at the ride support ASF's  cutting-edge research programs examining the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of autism. There are multiple ride routes of varying distances, and the event is very family-friendly. Learn more about the ride and watch our amazing ride video here!