Research by Topic: Grants

New “Pivot Grants” Available for Autism Researchers & Scientists Facing COVID-19 Hardship

Published April 13, 2020

NEW YORK — April 13, 2020 — The Autism Science Foundation (ASF) invites applications for its new COVID-19 Pivot Grant Program. This funding is intended to help scientists manage challenges they are facing in conducting research projects due to the COVID-19 emergency.  The funding is meant to help cover new costs encountered due to adaptations […]

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Autism Science Foundation Announces 2020 Grant Recipients for Undergraduate Summer Research

Published April 7, 2020

Funding Will Support the Work of Autism Researchers at the Start of Their Careers NEW YORK, NY (April 8, 2020) – The Autism Science Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to catalyzing innovative autism research, today announced the recipients of its annual undergraduate summer research fellowships.  Four grants have been awarded to promising undergraduates who will […]

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Dr. Allison Jack of GWU receives ASF grant

Published July 2, 2018

Allison Jack, PhD, of the Autism and Neurodevelopment Disorders Institute at George Washington University today received a 2018 ASF Research Accelerator Grant. The funding will allow Dr. Jack and her collaborators to analyze epigenetic modifications of the oxytocin receptor in all 250 participants of their current NIH-funded project examining the differences in brain structure between […]

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Podcast: The ASF Day of Learning mini-recap

Published April 16, 2018

This week’s podcast is a mini-recap of the 5th Annual Day of learning. Hear what the speakers distilled in their TED-style talks on topics covered sleep, diet, and medical marijuana as a potential treatment for autism. Plus hear about the most recent ASF grantees.

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Learn what the new Autism Centers for Excellence are doing

Published October 15, 2017

Listen to this week’s podcast which describes the new Autism Centers for Excellence awards from the NIH and how they will affect the lives of people with ASD.  

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Brain activity in autism is this the common language of translational research?

Published July 16, 2015 in ASF Blog

Russell Port, an ASF funded pre-doctoral fellow at Penn, discusses a new approach in translational research that involves understanding the importance of neural circuits, the potential bridge between animal model findings and clinical treatments. Read more on the ASF Blog.

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Apply Now for 2015 Research Accelerator Grants

Published July 6, 2015

The Autism Science Foundation is inviting applications for Research Accelerator Grants of up to $5000 to enable researchers to expand the scope or increase the efficiency of existing grants, or to take advantage of changes or findings that have occurred in or around the project that warrant more funding. These grants are designed to expand the scope, increase the efficiency and improve final product dissemination of active autism research grants. Applications must be received by October 2, 2015 and/or April 1, 2016.

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$9 million grant to establish open-access autism database at Stanford

Published June 23, 2015 in Stanford Medicine News Center

Dennis Wall, PhD, an autism researcher at the School of Medicine, is leading a new project to establish the largest-ever collaborative, open-access repository of bioinformatic data on autism

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Autism Science Foundation Issues Request for Applications: 2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Grants

Published March 17, 2014 in Autism Science Foundation

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 or a closely related field. 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 and service delivery.

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