2002 Mentor-based Fellowships (NAAR)

In 2002, NAAR budgeted an unprecedented $1 million to fund pre- and post-doctoral mentor-based fellowships to attract the best and brightest young minds to focus their talents on autism research.

Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

Autism Research Centre (Cambridge, England)
Mentor: Simon Baron-Cohen, Ph.D.

University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
Mentor: Deborah A. Fein, Ph.D.

New England Medical Center (Boston, MA)
Mentor: Susan Folstein, M.D.
Research Partner: The Mellanby Autism Foundation

University of Illinois – Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Mentor: John A. Sweeney, Ph.D.

Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven, CT)
Mentors: Fred R. Volkmar, M.D. & Rhea Paul, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellowships

University of Texas – Houston (Houston, TX)
Mentor: Jocelyne Bachevalier, Ph.D.

Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven, CT)
Mentor: Pasko Rakic, M.D., Sc.D.

University of California – San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
Mentor: John L.R. Rubenstein, M.D., Ph.D.
This fellowship is dedicated in memory of Dr. Roland D. Ciaranello

Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven, CT)
Mentor: Robert T. Schultz, Ph.D.
This fellowship is dedicated in honor of Dr. Marie Bristol-Power.

University of Illinois – Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Mentor: John A. Sweeney, Ph.D.

Boston University School of Medicine (Boston, MA)
Mentor: Helen Tager-Flusberg, Ph.D.

Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven, CT)
Mentor: Ami Klin, Ph.D.
Research Partner: CIBC World Markets