Autism Speaks: Autistic Scientist Postdoctoral Fellowship

The historical absence of autistic voices from autism research has contributed to a growing disconnect between researchers and the communities they hope to serve. Alongside recent calls for more stakeholder involvement in all stages of the autism research process, a greater number of openly autistic people have begun to pursue careers in autism research. Autism Speaks believes that a critical first step to increasing autistic research career success is financial support. We therefore developed a new predoctoral fellowship that will support a promising cadre of autistic early career scientists who will choose and remain with autism research. By providing financial support to autistic researchers during their doctoral training, we hope to increase success for individuals whose combination of academic expertise and lived experience can greatly impact the broader field of autism research.

Autism Speaks invites applications from autistic doctoral students interested in pursuing careers in autism research*. A webinar explaining the application process and answering questions will be offered October 26, 2022 at 4 PM Eastern time. Register HERE. Mentors and institutional officials/grants officers are also encouraged to both read the RFA and attend the webinar.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.