Autism Science Foundation: Accelerator Research Grants for Active Projects

The Autism Science Foundation invites applications for its 2023 Suzanne Wright Research Accelerator Grants.

These grants are designed to expand the scope, speed the progress, increase efficiency, or improve the final product dissemination of active autism research grants. This mechanism also allows the creative use of data that has not been analyzed to ask questions relevant to autism research. The funding is not meant to support a project fully but to leverage existing resources to accelerate the discovery of research findings. Projects that do not fit the mechanism’s goal or adhere to the proposal preparation instructions will be returned without review.

Grants of up to $7,500 will be awarded to enhance, expand, and enrich grants currently funded by other sources (including ASF). This award may cover staff salary. All projects must have prior IRB approval. No portion of these funds shall be used to cover indirect university costs.

Proposals are invited from all areas of autism research. The foundation is especially interested in proposals that address profound autism and specifically invites researchers from universities that have not received funding from ASF before, including HBCUs.