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Summer Research Fellowships

We are currently accepting applications from highly qualified undergraduates interested in pursuing basic and clinical research relevant to autism spectrum disorders during the summer.

2016 Undergraduate Research Fellow Tatiana Winkelman of Yale presented her work at the International Meeting for Autism Research in 2018.
The proposed research must be scientifically linked to autism or a closely related field. Autism Science Foundation will consider all areas of related basic and clinical research including but not limited to: human behavior across the lifespan (language, learning, communication, social function, epilepsy, sleep, self-injurious behavior, catatonia), neurobiology (anatomy, development, neuro-imaging), pharmacology, neuropathology, human genetics, genomics, epigenetics, epigenomics, immunology, molecular and cellular mechanisms, studies employing model organisms and systems, and studies of treatment and service delivery.

Applications are due on February 18, 2019
Read more about the fellowship and the application process  here
Check out our 2018 Autism Research Summary

By Alycia Halladay, PhD, Chief Science Officer of the  Autism Science Foundation
and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Autism Science Foundation
with thanks to Cheryl Cohen of the Interactive Autism Network

This year, scientists made major scientific discoveries across all fields of autism research. Now more than ever autism is recognized as its own spectrum within a spectrum of other psychiatric conditions, including bipolar depression, anxiety, ADHD and schizophrenia.  Commonalities were found in underlying biology, genetics, and symptom presentation.  This year we studied new treatments, learned more about the differences between males and females with autism, and developed new methods to measure the challenges and strengths of people with autism.

You can read our annual year end science summary HERE.  The focus is on what these findings will mean for families.    

The summary is also available on ASF's Weekly Science Podcast.  Listen HERE .