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Private Research Grants



  • Foundation/Organization: Dept. of the Army -- USAMRAA

Type: DoD Autism Idea Development Award


Website: http://www.grants.go...34396&mode=VIEW


Location: Nationwide


Description: The ARP Idea Development Award supports the development of innovative, high-risk/high-reward research that could lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate progress in improving outcomes for individuals with autism.


  • Foundation/Organization: Dept. of the Army -- USAMRAA

Type: DoD Autism Pilot Award


Website: http://www07.grants....34395&mode=VIEW


Location: Nationwide


Description: The ARP Pilot Award supports conceptually innovative, high-risk/high-reward research that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will drive the field of ASD forward. Research projects should include a testable hypothesis based on a strong scientific rationale.


  • Foundation/Organization: Shire Pharmacueticals

Type: Clinical Trial Grants


Location: Nationwide


Website: http://www.shire.com...tigatorregistry


Description: Shire encourages any potential investigators who are interested in collaborating with Shire to conduct clinical research to register their information on this site.


  • Foundation/Organization: Governor's Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism

Type: NJ Autism Center of Excellence (NJ ACE) Clinical Research Grant Program


Location: New Jersey


Website: http://www.state.nj....grant_ini.shtml


Description: The purpose of this grant program is to support clinical research projects capable of advancing the mission of the New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence (NJ ACE). The mission of the NJ ACE is to research, apply and advance best practices in the understanding, prevention, evaluation and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), enhancing the lives of individuals across their lifespans.


  • Foundation/Organization: The Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation

Type: Anatomy & Physiology


Location: Nationwide


Website: http://www.nlmfounda...org/grants.aspx


Description: The NLM Family Foundation is committed to increasing the scientific understanding of autism through investigating its roots in anatomy and physiology. As part of its strategy in pursuit of this goal, the Foundation supports research focused on exploring differences in brain structure and function in autism. Research in this area could contribute to better diagnostics and lead to improved treatment and rehabilitation therapies. For Researchers.


  • Foundation/Organization: The Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation

Type: Communications


Location: Nationwide


Website: http://www.nlmfounda...org/grants.aspx


Description: Many individuals with autism demonstrate difficulties with verbal and nonverbal communication. The NLM Family Foundation supports projects aimed at investigating communication difficulties as well as communication capacities and options for individuals with autism. For Researchers.


  • Foundation/Organization: The Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation

Type: GeneticsResearch


Location: Nationwide


Website: http://www.nlmfounda...org/grants.aspx


Description: Twin studies suggest that autism has a large genetic component; however, to date, few autism susceptibility genes have been identified. The Foundation has mounted a major initiative to identify these genes. For Researchers.


  • Foundation/Organization: The Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation

Type: NeuroimagingResearch


Location: Nationwide


Website: http://www.nlmfounda...org/grants.aspx


Description: The NLM Family Foundation is interested in the use of novel brain imaging technologies to elucidate areas of brain structure and activity which may shed light on autism. Research in this area may contribute to the understanding of cognitive, sensory and motor processes; to a deeper understanding of behavioral differences in autism; to the future study of rehabilitation/education strategies; and to future investigations of brain plasticity and developmental changes.


  • Foundation/Organization: The Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation

Type: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Research


Location: Nationwide


Website: http://www.nlmfounda...org/grants.aspx


Description: Genetic and animal model studies have identified cellular circuits which control the responses to outside stimulation by growth or stress factors. In neurons these same circuits are active in dendritic spines, micron-sized structures at the point of contact between communicating neurons. Change in these biochemical compartments is the basis of synaptic plasticity, the physical process underlying learning and memory. The NLM Family Foundation funds projects in this and other areas of biochemistry.


  • Foundation/Organization: The Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation

Type: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Research


Location: Diagnosis Research


Website: http://www.nlmfounda...org/grants.aspx


Description: The NLM Family Foundation supports research aimed at improving treatments including biomedical, pharmacological, psychosocial, and assistive technologies that will improve the quality of life for those living with autism. For Researchers.


  • Foundation/Organization: The Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation

Type: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Research


Location: Nationwide


Website: http://www.nlmfounda...org/grants.aspx


Description: The NLM Family Foundation is particularly interested in research leading to enhanced diagnostic procedures for those persons with autism who are nonverbal or have limited speech. For Researchers.


  • Foundation/Organization: National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)

Type: NARSAD Young Investigator Grant


Location: Nationwide


Website: http://bbrfoundation.org/grants


Description: This grant supports scientists at the advanced post-doctoral or assistant professor (or equivalent) level. Grants are up to $30,000/year, for one or two years (maximum of $60,000). The four priority areas for funding are Basic Research, New Technologies, Diagnostic Tools/Early Intervention, and Next Generation Therapies.


  • Foundation/Organization: National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)

Type: NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant


Location: Nationwide


Website: http://bbrfoundation.org/grants


Description: This grant supports scientists at the associate professor (or equivalent) level. Grants are up to $50,000/year, for two years (maximum of $100,000).The four priority areas for funding are Basic Research, New Technologies, Diagnostic Tools/Early Intervention, and Next Generation Therapies.


  • Foundation/Organization: National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)

Type: NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grant


Location: Nationwide


Website: http://bbrfoundation.org/grants


Description: This grant supports scientists at the full professor (or equivalent) level. Grants are up to $100,000 for one year. The four priority areas for funding are Basic Research, New Technologies, Diagnostic Tools/Early Intervention, and Next Generation Therapies.


  • Foundation/Organization: National Institute of Health

Type: Research Project Grant (Parent R01)


Location: Nationwide


Website: http://grants.nih.go.../PA-11-260.html


Description: The Research Project Grant (R01) is an award made to an institution/organization to support a discrete, specified, circumscribed project to be performed by the named investigator(s) in areas representing the specific interests and competencies of the investigator(s). The R01 research plan proposed by the applicant institution/organization must be related to the stated program interests of one or more of the NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) based on descriptions of their programs.


  • Foundation/Organization: National Institute of Health

Type: NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03)


Location: Nationwide


Website: http://grants.nih.go.../PA-11-262.html


Description: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Investigator-Initiated Small Research Grant (R03) funding opportunity supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.