Apply for a Research Accelerator Grant

Request for Applications:
2023 Suzanne Wright Memorial Research Accelerator Grants

RFA Released: April 20, 2023
Applications Due: June 21, 2023 5:00 PM ET
Notification of Awards: August 202

The Autism Science Foundation invites applications for its Suzanne Wright Research Accelerator Grants. These grants are designed to reasonably expand the scope, speed the progress, increase the efficiency or  improve final product dissemination of active autism research grants. This mechanism is also meant to allow creative use of existing data that has not previously been analyzed to ask a question relevant to autism research. The funding is not meant to fully support a project, but to leverage existing resources to accelerate the discovery of research findings. Projects that do not fit the goal of the mechanism or that do not adhere to the proposal preparation instructions will be returned without review.

We invite proposals from all areas of autism research, but are especially interested in proposals that address profound autism.  We specifically invite researchers from universities that have not received funding from ASF before, including HBCUs.

The Autism Science Foundation will make a number of Awards determined by its available financial resources. The term of the award cannot exceed the IRB approval period on the underlying or primary grant. Grants of up to $7,500 US dollars are available to enhance, expand and enrich grants currently funded by other sources (including ASF). Staff salary may be covered by this award. All projects must have prior IRB approval. No portion of these funds shall be used to cover indirect university costs.

Be creative in your use of these funds.  Check our previously funded grantees for examples of the types of projects we fund with these grants.  The application should also clearly state how the proposed study builds upon, expands or enhances a current funded research project.  The name of that project, funding source and PI should also be stated in the application.

Questions about proposal submission, proposal content and review, or applicant eligibility should be addressed to Casey Gold-Casey, Director of Operations, Autism Science Foundation –