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National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)



Established in 1989, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is best known for their contribution to the Human Genome Project, which determined the DNA sequence of the entire human genome. Today, the NHGRI conducts genetic research in order to develop a greater understanding of genetic disorders and to develop better methods for the detection, treatment, and prevention of heritable and genetic disorders. This organization is one of the many components of the National Institute of Health (NIH).

To search for NHGRI grants related to ASD, follow the steps below:

1. The RePORTER is the search engine for the National Institute of Health’s Grant Portfolio. Begin by clicking the RePORTER link and you should be directed towards this page:


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2. Next to “Agency/Institute/Center”, click the blue “Select>” box. In the new window that appears, uncheck the box next to “All Agencies.” Then scroll down and check the box next to “Nat’l Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)”. Then, click the blue “Select” box below the list of organizations.

3. On the main RePORTER screen, under the Agency/Institute/Center tab, click the radio button next to “Funding.”

4. To narrow your search to grants that are specifically related to the autism spectrum disorders simply place the cursor in the box next to “Text Search (Logic).” Then type “autism spectrum disorder” in the text box and click the “Submit Query” tab located at the bottom of the page.

5. To search for all grants, closed and active, hit the “Select” button next to the Fiscal Year (FY) text box. In the pop-up window click the button next to “Check/Uncheck All”.

6. Your search should yield results similar to the page below:



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