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New NIH Funding for Research on Environmental Contributors to Autism

National Institutes of Health commits up to $2.5 million for new research advancing understanding of environmental risk factors for ASD
May 05, 2014

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced two new funding opportunities for research projects aimed at advancing understanding of environmental contributors to autism spectrum disorder. In scientific terms, “environmental” refers to a broad range of non-genetic influences. In the case of autism, research has implicated factors as varied as maternal nutrition and birth complications to exposure to air pollution during pregnancy and early infancy.

The first funding opportunity is an “exploratory” research project with funding of up to $275,000 a year for two years. The second opportunity is for a full-fledged research project with funding up to $400,000 a year for up to 5 years. More information about these two research funding opportunities can be found here and here.


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