Apply for a Med School Gap Year Fellowship

Request for Applications:
2023 Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards & Medical Student Gap Year Research Training Award

RFA to be Released: August 2022
Applications Due: December 2022

Notification of Awards: April 2023

The Autism Science Foundation invites applications for its Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards from graduate students, medical students and postdoctoral fellows interested in pursuing careers in basic and clinical research relevant to autism spectrum disorders.

The proposed training should be scientifically linked to autism but may be broadened to include training in a closely related area of scientific research. Autism Science Foundation will consider all areas of related basic and clinical research including but not limited to: human behavior across the lifespan (language, learning, behavior, communication, social function, motor skills & planning, epilepsy, sleep, repetitive disorders), neurobiology (anatomy, development, neuroimaging), pharmacology, behavioral intervention, neuropathology, genetics and gene/environment interactions, epigenetics, genomics, epigenomics, immunology, molecular and cellular mechanisms, studies employing model organisms and systems, and studies of treatment and service delivery, and dissemination of research findings.

The Autism Science Foundation will make a number of awards determined by its available financial resources. The term of the award will be a period of one year and will include:

  • For predoctoral and medical students: $35,000 USD
  • For postdoctoral students: $50,000 USD

Additional questions about proposal submission, proposal content and review, or applicant eligibility should be addressed to Casey Gold-Casey, Director of Operations,  Autism Science Foundation. (