Founded in 2009, the Autism Science Foundation's mission is to support autism research by providing funding and other assistance to scientists and organizations conducting, facilitating, publicizing, and/or disseminating autism research. The foundation also provides information about autism to the general public and works to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders and the needs of individuals and families affected by autism.
As part of this mission, ASF is inviting applications for its Research Accelerator Grants program. These grants are designed to expand the scope, speed the progress, increase the efficiency, and/or improve final product dissemination of active autism research grants. Through the program, the foundation will award grants of up to $5,000 to enhance, expand, and enrich grants currently funded by other sources (including ASF). Staff salary may be covered by the award, but no portion of the funds can be applied to indirect university costs. All projects must have prior IRB approval.
See the the Autism Science Foundation website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and information about previous award recipients.