Scientific Research Grants & How to Apply

Scientific Research Grants and Fellowship Programs

Autism Speaks Science is committed to being a catalyst for research breakthroughs that improve lives today and deliver a spectrum of solutions in the years ahead. This work involves unraveling the biology of autism, including its varied subtypes and dimensions and translating research findings into life-enhancing solutions.  

Autism Speaks is likewise committed to collaborating with the autism community to advance research that translates findings into better evidence-based interventions and tailors and delivers interventions to those who may benefit from them. In addition to grants, researchers interested in Genetic Data can apply for access to MSSNG or AGRE.

Autism Speaks will release a variety of topic-specific grant calls over time which support a wide range of projects. We are pleased to announce the following Requests for Applications (RFAs) for 2021.

Central Auditory Process Disorders Grant Opportunity

Autism Speaks, with generous support from the Royal Arch Research Assistance, anticipates funding two pilot research awards, at up to $60,000 US (1 year), and one predoctoral fellowship award, at up to $40,000/yr (2 yrs) US, focused on understanding, evaluating and/or treating individuals with central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), particularly as it relates to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Please see the RFA for more information and application instructions. Final funding decisions will be based on the scientific merit and fidelity to the RFA of reviewed applications. There are no geographical restrictions. International applications are welcome.

2021 Predoctoral Fellowships: The primary purpose of our predoctoral fellowships is to provide highly qualified candidates with exceptional research training opportunities broadly related to the study of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Application due date changed to March 10, 2021

2021 Postdoctoral Fellowships: The goal of our postdoctoral fellowships is to support well-qualified postdoctoral scientists pursuing training in autism. Application due date changed to March 10, 2021 

Basic Due Dates, Awards – see each RFA for complete information

Autism Speaks Scientific Research Grants & How to Apply

Other Application/Grant Information

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Search funded grants in the Autism Speaks Grant Search (includes Service Provider grants).

Click here for information on Autism Speaks Service Provider Grants.

Apply Online:

All proposals must be submitted online via Autism Speaks Science Grants System. Through its various user-friendly features, applicants and institutional officials can monitor the status of their applications and grants. System access instructions can be found in the RFAs.

Electronic submissions are mandatory. No paper or e-mailed applications will be accepted. For inquiries, please contact:

Joan L. New, Research Grants Manager
Autism Speaks
1060 State Road, 2nd Floor
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: (609) 228-7313

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