The Organization for Autism Research is seeking pre-proposals for its 2018 Applied Research Competition.
The annual program aims to promote innovative research that directly supports the autism community by expanding the body of knowledge related to autism intervention and treatment, producing practical and objective results, and providing outcomes that enhance the quality of life for persons with autism and their families.
Preference will be given to the analysis, evaluation, or comparison of current models of assessment, intervention, or systems of service delivery, including policy analysis; applied aspects of educational, behavioral, or social/communicative intervention; effective intervention across the lifespan for individuals considered to be severely impacted by autism; adult issues such as continuing education, employment, residential supports, sexuality instruction, quality-of-life determinants, and "later intervention"; and issues related to family support, social and community integration, assessment and intervention with challenging behavior, and the use of technology in support of learners with ASD.
In 2018, OAR will award grants of up to $30,000. Studies can range in duration from one to two years.
Pre-proposals must be received no later than March 26, 2018. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
See the OAR website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.