Partnership Competition

partnership-grantsWe invite schools, non-profit agencies, and other community-based providers that serve individuals on the autism spectrum to apply for to a research grant. Community-based agencies often have the resources and tools to conduct research studies, but sometimes have limited experience preparing competitive research proposals due to their focus on delivering autism services.

That is why we offer up to three $5,000 partnership grants to support collaborations between community-based applicants and qualified researchers to strengthen their grant applications for consideration in the 2016 Applied Research Competition. The funds support the grant development and writing process for full proposal submission. Though study funding is not guaranteed, recipients of the partnership funds are eligible to receive an applied grant of up to $25,000.

The open application period is currently: CLOSED
Deadline: Monday, October 17, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST

Application Materials

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If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Ha at or 703-243-9762.
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