Supporting the Health and Quality of Life of Autistic Individuals

Current status: Closed


We believe that autistic individuals and the people who surround them (relatives, educators, health care providers) have the potential to innovate practical solutions that promote the quality of life of autistic individuals. Based on this commitment, OAR and the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) are pleased to present the Community Grant Competition.

Community Grant Competition

The Community Grant Competition supports the design, packaging, and distribution of information resources that aim to enhance the physical/health and quality of life of autistic individuals. This competition recognizes the expertise of community members and aims to empower community stakeholders, such as autistic individuals, family members, and community organizations, to share their knowledge in order to improve health outcomes for autistic people.

Up to seven grants will be awarded to support the development of a practical tool that can positively impact the health of autistic individuals, either directly or indirectly (e.g. by providing guidance to caregivers or providers). A full list of project priorities can be found in the Request for Applications. Grants will range from $1,000-$10,000.

The open application period is currently: Closed

Important Dates

October 8, 2021
Application period for 2022 grants opens

April 30, 2022, 11:59 PM ET
Pre-proposal applications due

July 31, 2022
Funding notification for grant recipients

August 15, 2022
Funding period begins

August 31, 2023
Funding period ends


Application Materials

resume-application-graphic-iconRequest for Applications

Read about the competition process, timeline, budget guidelines, and requirements.


View a sample budget and download the template to use for the application.


Get application tips, guidance, and answers to your frequently asked questions.