Organization for Autism Research: Applied Research Grants

The Organization for Autism Research strives to use science to address the social, educational, and treatment concerns of self-advocates, parents, autism professionals, and caregivers.

To that end, OAR invites applications for its Applied Research Competition. Through the program, grants of up to $40,000 over up to two years will be awarded in support of research with the potential to expand the body of knowledge related to autism intervention and treatment, shape public policy, and provide outcomes that enhance quality of life for persons with autism and their families. Emphasis will be placed on research that addresses the following targeted areas: community-based assessment and interventions for challenging behavior; community-engaged research, effectiveness of augmentative communications systems; improving access to and effectiveness of existing systems and services; integrated employment; intersectionality, equity, and diversity; mental health assessment and intervention; mid-life and older adults; and residential/community services and supports.

Pre-proposals are due March 22. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by August 2, 2021

To be eligible, at least one member of the research team must hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent; and maintain a faculty position or equivalent at a college, university, medical school, or other research facility. International researchers are eligible to apply.