Tuesday 07 December 2021
The Autism Science Foundation: 2022 Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards & Medical Student Gap Year Research Training Awards
The Autism Science Foundation invites applications for its Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards from graduate students, medical students and postdoctoral fellows interested in pursuing careers in basic and clinical research relevant to autism spectrum disorders.
The proposed training should be scientifically linked to autism but may be broadened to include training in a closely related area of scientific research. Autism Science Foundation will consider all areas of related basic and clinical research including but not limited to: human behavior across the lifespan (language, learning, behavior, communication, social function, motor skills & planning, epilepsy, sleep, repetitive disorders), neurobiology (anatomy, development, neuroimaging), pharmacology, behavioral intervention, neuropathology, genetics and gene/environment interactions, epigenetics, genomics, epigenomics, immunology, molecular and cellular mechanisms, studies employing model organisms and systems, and studies of treatment and service delivery, and dissemination of research findings.
Applications Due: December 7, 2021 5:00 PM EST
The term of the award will be a period of one year and will include:
For predoctoral and medical students: $35,000
For postdoctoral students: $50,000
This award cannot be used to cover tuition payments. No portion of these funds shall be used to cover indirect university costs.
Applicants for Predoctoral Awards must be enrolled students in good standing in a program leading to a research doctorate, such as a Ph.D. or Sc.D., or a dual degree, such as an M.D./Ph.D., in an academic department at an accredited university or health/medical institution
Applicants for Medical School Gap Year Research Training Awards should be enrolled at an accredited university medical school. Medical school applicants must apply prior to graduation from medical school, but the gap year may be taken immediately after graduation
Applicants for Postdoctoral Awards must have completed their doctoral or medical degree and have been accepted as a postdoctoral fellow in good standing in a program as of the award start date (July - September 2022).
U.S. citizens enrolled in universities inside or outside of the United States are eligible to apply. Non-U.S. citizens enrolled in universities based inside or outside of the U.S. are also eligible to apply.