Thursday, August 15, 2013

New Pre and Post Doctoral Fellowships for Autism Researchers

Researchers from Anglicare discuss their newest study at APAC 2013 in Adelaide, Australia

Are you interested in making a career in autism science?  Whether you are looking to develop new teaching techniques, new behavioral therapies, or you want to work in medicine or basic biology these fellowships could provide essential support.   If you are committed to the field, are enrolled in a recognized graduate program (or have a postdoc opportunity), have solid mentors and a vision of what you'd like to do I encourage you to apply.

The links below detail the programs more fully.  One is due October 2nd, the other November 13th, so time is of the essence.

The acceptance rate for these awards is pretty high because they are not well known.

Good luck!

The estate of Charles Meixner has generously funded the Autism Speaks' Translational Research Initiative with the goal of advancing delivery of products and services that improve life for those with autism. An initial distribution of $1.75 million will support postdoctoral fellowships in translational research, continuing an exciting and successful program that began in 2011. More information about this generous gift is available here.

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce the open application period for the newly named Meixner Postdoctoral Fellowships in Translational Research. This newly named fellowship is designed to support well-qualified postdoctoral scientists in pursuing training and research in the field of translational autism science. Successful applicants will detail a project that bridges basic laboratory research and behavioral or biomedical clinical research, and a training plan that includes significant mentoring in both basic and clinical research environments. Projects must have the fundamental translational research aim of accelerating the conversion of basic scientific discoveries into novel and more effective methods or products used to diagnose, prevent, or treat ASD.

Access the full RFA for the Meixner Postdoctoral Fellowship on the Open Grants Webpage HERE. (deadlines are in the table at the bottom of the page)

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce the sixth year of the Dennis Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellowships. We invite applications from predoctoral students who aim to pursue careers in autism research. The Fellows will work with mentors who are leading scientists in autism research. This program supports the growth of a promising new group of young scientists who have made autism-related research their chosen field. In order to facilitate a network of collaboration and exchange of ideas, the Weatherstone program includes group interaction among the class of fellows and an annual meeting with the Weatherstone family and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Find more information on the Weatherstone program here.

Access the full RFA for the Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellowships on the Open Grants Webpage - HERE. (deadlines are in the table at the bottom of the page)

In addition, the Autism Science Foundation is offering a variety of grants which you can read about here.  The scope of eligibility for their grants is broader.  They are due November 15.

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