Graduate Research Grant Competition
Our Graduate Research Grant Competition offers grant awards of $1,000 for students conducting autism research as a requirement in pursuit of a master’s degree and $2,000 for students who are doctoral candidates or post-doctoral students. This competition is a one-step application and review process. The proposals are due in February annually. The RFP sets the specific due date. OAR announces its grant awards in May. International students are eligible to apply.
Since 2004, we have awarded 138 grants totaling over $249,600 to graduate students in the U.S. and abroad.
We fund studies that will likely produce practical and clearly objective results that may aid parents, families, professionals, and people with autism to make more fully informed choices that will lead to healthier and happier lives. Note that these grants are for independent research studies only.
The open application period is currently: CLOSED as of February 11, 2019. All applicants will be notified of their final status in May.