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 to be released: August 2024
Application Due: November 2024
Notification: February 2025

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 to be released:
July 2024
Application Due:
September 2024
January 2025

Predoctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowships

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

RFA to be released: August 2025
Application Due: December 2025
 April 2026

Undergraduate Summer Research Awards

8 weeks of summer research for undergraduates in autism lab.

RFA to be released:
 February 2025
Application Due: February 2025
Notification: March 2025

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 to be released: August 2025
Application Due: December 2025
Notification: April 2026

Check out our resources for potential or current grantees here.

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