Each year, we host three grant competitions to identify high-quality research studies for funding.

In keeping with OAR’s mission, our research programs support studies that yield practical and objective results to enhance the quality of life for people with autism and provide evidence-based information for use by parents, families, and service providers.

We promote research in the analysis, evaluation, or comparison of assessment or treatment models, focusing on aspects of early education, behavioral, or communication intervention and adult issues such as continuing education, employment, housing models and “later intervention”.

Applied Research


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

Partnership Grants

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

Learn more about our three lines of funding through this infographic: 

Grant Competition Infographic 2017



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