Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount: $28K PA FOR TWO YEARS
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Jan 24, 2012
Sponsor's: Jan 31, 2012

Subject Areas: Health of Underserved Populations, Diagnostics And Early Detection, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Health Services, Dissemination, Epidemiology, Neurobiology, Psychosocial, Pathology, Phenotype, Genomics, Gene Discovery, Genetic Risk Assessment, Environmental Risk Factors, Diagnosis in Adults, Human Brain Function, Language, Behavior and Cognition

Autism Speaks invites applications from predoctoral students interested in pursuing careers in autism research. The Dennis Weatherstone Fellows will work directly with mentors who are leading scientists in autism research. This program supports the growth of a promising cadre of young scientists who will make autism research their chosen field.

Please note the online LOI deadline is 30 November 2011. The Fellowship candidate must be the applicant and must first send an email from their institutional email address to indicating their interest to apply, including name, institution, office or lab address and phone #. A user ID, password and link to the grant system will be returned by email.

Application Details:

The candidate must be an enrolled student in a program leading to a research doctorate such as a Ph.D. or Sc.D., or a combined degree such as an M.D./Ph.D., in an academic department at an accredited university or health/medical institution. The selected pre-doctoral fellow must spend at least 80% of his/her professional time engaged exclusively in their Autism Speaks? autism research related activities for the duration of the award, and cannot simultaneously hold another named fellowship award during the support period. Prior to application, predoctoral candidates must have identified a mentor for their fellowship. Mentors must have a Ph.D. and/or an M.D. or equivalent degree, and be a scientific investigator with an academic or research institutional appointment (tenured, tenure-track, or equivalent position).

All applications must be submitted through the web-based Autism Speaks Science Grants Administration System. Applicants with approved LOI forms will be able to move to the full application. Detailed submission instructions will be included in the notification email. Two Confidential Reference Letters of 2 pages or less must be emailed as pdf files by the referees to Joan New at This is in addition to the letter from the mentor. These letters are due by 13 April 2009.


NOTE: All Letters of Intent and Full Applications must be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional approval. Requests for Institutional approvals should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline. A ROLA Proposal (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean electronic approvals) is required for each submission.
Western Contacts: Russelo,Theresa M

Sponsor Contacts:

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New York, New York, United States
212 252-8584