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.
To be eligible, applicants for predoctoral awards must be enrolled students in good standing in a program leading to a research doctorate, such as a PhD or ScD, or a dual degree, such as an M.D./Ph.D., in an academic department at an accredited university or health/medical institution. Medical school students are also eligible. 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 2023). Medical residents are also eligible for Postdoctoral Training Awards. U.S. and non-U.S. citizens affiliated with institutions or enrolled in academic programs inside or outside the United States are eligible to apply.