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Autism Science Foundation anounces pre and post doctoral training awards in autism research

Posted Sep 07 2010 3:02pm

The Autism Science Foundation has announced a new round of fellowships for grad students, medical students and post-doctoral fellows who will pursue autism research.

(September 7, 2010—New York, NY) The Autism Science Foundation invites applications for its Pre and Post Doctoral Training Awards from graduate students, medical students and post-doctoral fellows interested in pursuing careers in basic and clinical research relevant to autism spectrum disorders.

The proposed training must be scientifically linked to autism. ASF will consider for training purposes all areas of related basic and clinical research including but not limited to: human behavior across the lifespan (language, learning, communication, social function, epilepsy, sleep, repetitive disorders), neurobiology (anatomy, development, neuro-imaging), pharmacology, neuropathology, human genetics/genomics, immunology, molecular and cellular mechanisms, studies employing model organisms and systems, and studies of treatment and service delivery.

Applicants for the pre-doctoral awards must be students enrolled in a program in the United States leading to a research doctorate such as a Ph.D. or Sc.D., a combined degree such as an M.D./Ph.D., in an academic department at an accredited university or health/medical institution, or an M.D. at an accredited university medical school. Applicants for the post-doctoral awards must have completed their doctoral degree and have been accepted as a post doctoral fellow in good standing in a program in the United States. The selected awardee must spend 80% of his/her professional time engaged exclusively in autism research activities stipulated in the application for the duration of the award, and cannot simultaneously hold another named fellowship award during the support period.

Each applicant must apply with a mentor, who must hold a tenured or tenure-track faculty appointment (or equivalent) at an accredited institution of higher education or health/medical/research institution in the United States, and must be an established and active investigator in some aspect of autism research.
Each mentor may sponsor one pre-doctoral candidate and one post-doctoral candidate per year.

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