Apply for an Undergraduate Summer Research Grant

Request for Applications:
2024 Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship in Autism Spectrum Disorders

RFA Released: February 1, 2024
Applications Due: February 29, 2024
5:00PM ET
Notification of Awards: late March 2024

The Autism Science Foundation invites applications from highly qualified undergraduates interested in pursuing basic and clinical research relevant to autism spectrum disorders during the summer.  

The proposed research must be scientifically linked to autism.  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, communication, social function, epilepsy, sleep, self-injurious behavior, catatonia), neurobiology (anatomy, development, neuro-imaging), pharmacology, neuropathology, human genetics, genomics, epigenetics, epigenomics, immunology, molecular and cellular mechanisms, studies employing model organisms and systems, and studies of treatment, service delivery, policy and employment.  We encourage studies that focus on  profound autism and/or include participants with profound autism.  Priority will be given to students from underrepresented groups OR to studies that focus on understanding and narrowing the diagnosis and services gap across different races, ethnicities or socioeconomic status levels.

Applicants will create and submit proposals using the Reviewr submission management platform. Go to to create a Reviewr account (or log in to an existing account), and continue to the online application form.

The following students were selected for summer 2023 funding:

Vidya GadikotaUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel HillDr. Laura Klinger
Kaleb PhelpsUniversity of South CarolinaDr. Jessica Bradshaw
Olivia WongChild Mind InstituteDr. Adriana Di Martino