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National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)



Established over 70 years ago, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the nation’s scientific leader in the fight against mental illness. The NIMH allocates millions of dollars of grants annually. Some of these grants directly support projects associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). This organization is one of the many components of the National Institute of Health (NIH).

To search for grants related to autism spectrums disorder, 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 Inst of Mental Health (NIMH).” 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 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 disorders” 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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