Grants, Awards & Fellowships

What We Fund

The Autism Science Foundation regularly awards grants and fellowships to autism researchers studying a variety of issues aimed at finding solutions for people with autism. View our current funding opportunities below:

Profound Autism Pilot Grants

Intended to support projects that will improve,
expand, or make possible the inclusion of those with “profound autism” into research studies

RFA released: July 17, 2023
Application Due: September 15, 2023 5:00 PM ET
Notification: December 2023

Predoctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowships

One year awards for pre and post doc training in basic or clinical research.

RFA released: August 9, 2023
Application Due: December 8, 2023 5:00 PM ET
 April 2024

Suzanne Wright Memorial Research Accelerator Awards

Designed to expand the scope, speed the progress or increase the efficiency and improve final product dissemination of active autism research grants.
RFA released:
April 20, 2023
Application Due:
June 21, 2023
August 2023

Profound Autism INSAR Travel Awards

Travel awards to autism researchers presenting data on profound autism at the 2024 INSAR meeting in Melbourne, Australia.

RFA released: December 19, 2023
Application Due: February 9, 2024 5:00 PM ET
Notification: February 2024

Post-Undergraduate Two Year Fellowship

Two year awards for students who have received a bachelor’s degree and want to gain more intense experience in autism research by working in a lab environment prior to entry into a graduate program. 

RFA released: August 9, 2023
Application Due: December 8, 2023 5:00 PM ET
Notification: April 2024

Undergraduate Summer Research Awards

8 weeks of summer research for undergraduates in autism lab.

RFA released:
 February 1, 2024
Application Due: February 29, 2024 5:00 PM ET
Notification: March 2024

Check out our resources for potential or current grantees here.

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