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Autism Speaks Now Accepting Travel Grants to Attend IMFAR

February 22, 2012

Autism Speaks and the Movement for Global Mental Health invite applications for travel awards to attend the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) from masters, predoctoral and postdoctoral candidates pursuing studies in global mental health with a special interest in autism.

Autism Speaks Global Autism Public Health Initiative (GAPH) was launched in 2008 as an ambitious international effort to help underserved autism communities develop and implement feasible, effective and sustainable programs for enhancing autism awareness, research and health services.

Last year, Autism Speaks became an institutional member of the Movement for Global Mental Health, a network of individuals and organizations committed to improving the availability, access and quality of services for people with mental disorders worldwide.

This round of IMFAR travel awards is designed to support promising young scientists interested in applying their work in global mental health to the field of autism and other developmental disabilities.

Successful applicants will receive financial travel support to attend IMFAR 2012, the year’s largest international meeting of autism researchers. To cross-fertilize ideas and facilitate collaboration, the travel award recipients will participate in GAPH’s annual IMFAR meeting. For more information and eligibility requirements, please see our Request for Application here.