Applied Research Competition
The annual Applied Research Competition is the most competitive line of funding we offer. Researchers can apply for 1-2 year grants of up to $40,000. Since 2002, we have proudly contributed more than $3.7 million in grants to support over 200 autism pilot studies.
Our Scientific Council, augmented by highly qualified professionals from the autism community, select and fund the most promising research proposals through three rounds of review: pre-proposals, full proposals, and final selection. Our Board of Directors approves all grant awards based on the recommendations of the Scientific Council and established research priorities.
The open application period is currently: OPEN
Due to disruptions caused by COVID-19, the application deadline has been extended to March 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET.Online Application