Research Grants

We are the only autism organization that focuses solely on funding applied autism research. Applied research directly impacts the day-to-day quality of life of those with autism. The research pilot studies we fund examine issues affecting children and adults with autism spectrum disorders as well as their parents, families, teachers, and service providers.

Since 2002, OAR has spent over $3.6 million in support of autism research.

Studies Funded

Read about OAR-funded studies.

Grant Opportunities

OAR offers three lines of research funding. See which one is right for you:

Applied Research


$30,000 grants for applied pilot studies
Current status: CLOSED

Partnership Funds

i4$5,000 grants support partnerships for grant development
Current status: CLOSED

Graduate Research

i2$1,000 – $2,000 grants for graduate students
Current status: CLOSED

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