The application period for the
2016 Applied Research Competition
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Download the 2016 Applied RFP (PDF) (Word)
Click here to download OAR's Applied Funding Guidelines.
RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAMS
OAR conducts open grant competitions
to select pilot studies for funding in autism research each year. One
is for researchers; the other is for graduate students conducting autism
research in support of an advanced degree. Both competitions are
intended to promote research in the analysis, evaluation, or comparison
of assessment or treatment models, focusing on aspects of early education,
behavioral, or communication intervention and adult issues such as continuing
education, employment, housing models and “later intervention.” In
keeping with OAR’s
mission, the goal of this sponsored research is to promote studies
that yield practical and clearly objective results that contribute
to enhanced quality of life for people with autism and provide evidence-based
information for use by parents, families, and service providers.
The Applied Research Competition is conducted annually beginning
with the publication or the Request for Proposals (RFP). Researchers
can apply for 1-2 year grants up to $30,000. The
competition proceeds in three phases: 1) Phase 1: Receipt and evaluation
of pre-proposals, 2) Phase 2: Receipt and evaluation of full proposals,
and 3) Phase 3: Final Review and approval. Each phase includes a peer review
that includes the members of OAR’s Scientific Council augmented
by invited guest reviewers with expertise particularly relevant
to the studies under consideration. The Final Review is conducted
by the Scientific Council during its annual meeting in November. OAR’s
Board of Directors approves all grant awards based on the recommendations
of the Scientific Council and OAR’s established research priorities.
Download a list of Applied FAQs (PDF) (Word)
Partnership Competition - Apply now
Schools, non-profit agencies, and other community based providers that serve individuals on the autism spectrum are invited to apply to OAR's Partnership Competition. Through this new competition, OAR plans to award up to three $5,000 grants to help facilitate collaborations between applicants and qualified researchers to help the applicants develop competitive grant applications for consideration in the 2016 Applied Research Competition. The funds will support the grant development and writing process for full proposal submission. Though study funding is not guaranteed, recipients of the partnership funds are eligible to receive an applied grant of up to $25,000.
Learn more about the Partnership Competition.
For more information on OAR's Applied Research Competition or Partnership Funds Competition, please contact Kimberly Ha, programs and outreach associate, at email@example.com or 703-243-9762.
Research Grant Competition
The Graduate Research Grant Competition offers grant awards of $1,000
for students conducting autism research as a requirement in pursuit
of a master’s degree and $2,000 for students who are doctoral candidates. This
competition is a straight forward, one-step application and review process. The
proposals are due in February annually. The RFP sets the specific due
date. OAR announces its grant awards in May.
For more information on OAR's graduate research grant program, please contact Wendy McKinnon, programs and outreach associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-243-3466.
more about the Graduate Research Grants Competition.