Today, Autism Speaks is launching its 2012 requests for grant applications in the areas of Treatment and Basic & Clinical research.
In the treatment research category, we invite both full- and pilot-level grant applications to conduct innovative studies of promising new interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) throughout the lifespan. Research applications exploring medical approaches may include complementary and alternative forms of health care and pharmacological treatments, as well as behavioral and/or psychosocial interventions. We also welcome studies evaluating the effectiveness, safety or therapeutic benefits of interventions. In addition, we will consider animal model studies that test the effects of novel compounds with potential to reduce autism symptoms. Access the treatment request for applications (RFA) here.
In the basic and clinical research category, Autism Speaks invites both full- and pilot-level grant applications to conduct innovative biomedical and behavioral research into the causes, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and dissemination of evidence-based practices for ASD. In keeping with Autism Speaks’ mission – to improve the future for all those who struggle with autism – we seek to provide funding along the entire research continuum - from discovery to development to translation and dissemination - for innovative projects that promise to deliver real life benefits across the lifespan. Access the RFA for basic and clinical research grants here.