Apply for a Research Accelerator Grant

To address the current needs of the research community, ASF is offering 2020 COVID-19 Pivot Grants in lieu of the scheduled Research Accelerator Grant cycle.
For more information about the Pivot Grants, click here. 

Request for Applications: Research Accelerator Grants
RFA Released: TBA
Applications Due: TBA

Introduction
The Autism Science Foundation invites applications for its Research Accelerator Grants. These grants are designed to expand the scope, speed the progress or increase the efficiency and improve final product dissemination of active autism research grants.  The funding is not meant to fully support a project. Projects that do not fit the goal of the mechanism or that do not adhere to the proposal preparation instructions will be returned without review.

Awards
Autism Science Foundation will make a number of Awards determined by its available financial resources. The term of the award cannot exceed the IRB approval period on the underlying or primary grant.

Grants of up to $5000 are available to enhance, expand and enrich grants currently funded by other sources (including ASF).  Staff salary may be covered by this award. All projects must have prior IRB approval. No portion of these funds shall be used to cover indirect university costs.

Be creative in your use of these funds.  Check our website for examples of the types of projects we fund with these grants.  The application should also clearly state how the proposed study builds upon, expands or enhances a current funded research project.  The name of that project, funding source and PI should also be stated in the application.

Click here to view the full RFA for the 2020 Research Accelerator Grants.


Questions about proposal submission, proposal content and review, or applicant eligibility should be addressed to Casey Gold-Casey, Director of Operations, Autism Science Foundation. (cgold@autismsciencefoundation.org)