Autism Science Foundation Issues New Request for Scientific Grant Proposals

(August 15, 2013—New York, NY)–The Autism Science Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and funding autism research, today announced that it had issued a new request for scientific proposals. ASF is inviting applications for pre- and postdoctoral training awards from graduate students, medical students and postdoctoral fellows interested in pursuing careers in basic and clinical research relevant to autism spectrum disorders. In the past four years, ASF has funded just under $1 million in pre and postdoctoral grants.

“We have increased our funding for pre and postdoctoral fellowships every year for the past four years and expect to expand it again this year” said Alison Singer, president of the Autism Science Foundation. “We are committed to supporting outstanding young investigators who want to dedicate their careers to autism research.”

“We are so grateful to all our donors and volunteers who have come together to support autism research and who make these grants possible” said Karen London, co-founder of ASF.

The proposed training must be scientifically linked to autism. Autism Science Foundation will consider for training purposes 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, repetitive disorders), neurobiology (anatomy, development, neuro-imaging), pharmacology, neuropathology, genetics, genomics, epigenetics, epigenomics, immunology, molecular and cellular mechanisms, studies employing model organisms and systems, and studies of treatment and service delivery. Applications must be received by November 15, 2013. Awards will be announced in March, 2014 for projects beginning July-September 2014.

Last month ASF announced the availability of Research Mini-Grants of up to $5000 to expand the scope, increase the efficiency and improve final product dissemination of active autism research grants. Applications for mini grants are due by September 30, 2013.

The Autism Science Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Its mission is to support autism research by providing funding to scientists and organizations conducting, facilitating, publicizing and disseminating autism research. The organization also provides information about autism to the general public and serves to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders and the needs of individuals and families affected by autism.

To learn more about the Autism Science Foundation’s grant programs, and to read about projects funded through this mechanism in prior years, visit


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Meredith Gilmer
Autism Science Foundation