Thursday, March 18, 2010

Autism Research Program

The Autism Research Program recognizes the critical need for improved resources to advance the field of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) research and diagnosis, and to improve outcomes for individuals with ASD. The Resource Development Award supports product-driven research aimed at developing tools for use by the ASD research and/or clinical communities.

These resources may include, but are not limited to, (1) high-throughput assays, (2) noninvasive imaging techniques, (3) diagnostic tests, (4) databases, (5) devices, (6) clinical tools, and (7) model systems. Applicants should clearly articulate how the proposed product addresses an unmet need in the ASD research or clinical communities.

Research involving human subject use is permitted under this funding opportunity, but is restricted to studies without clinical trials.

Preliminary data relevant to the proposed product development is allowed, but not required. (1)Preliminary data, (2) unpublished results from the laboratory of the principal investigator, (3) the research team, or (4) the collaborators named on this application, may be from outside of the ASD research field.

Amount: $150,000 (across 2 years)

Date due: March 31, 2010 (Pre-application)

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Disability Rights Fund International Grants

The Disability Rights Fund seeks to strengthen the participation of Disabled Persons' Organizations in the advancement of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the country level in the Global South and Eastern Europe/former Soviet Union.

The fund's 2010 Moving Rights Forward grant cycle will consist of two rounds. The first is directed at DPOs in Indonesia, Mexico, Ukraine, and eligible states and cities in India (Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, and the National Capital Territory of Delhi). Applicants can apply as single organizations or partnerships for small grants and/or as national DPO-led coalitions for national coalition grants.

Single organizations or partnerships can apply for twelve-month grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 each. Grants may be used to increase DPO skill in addressing the CRPD by building more inclusive organizations or partnerships and/or internal capacity building, and to accomplish rights-based advocacy and monitoring by increasing DPO participation in decision-making processes regarding the CRPD at state or local levels and/or directly addressing implementation of CRPD Articles.

National DPO-led coalitions can apply for 24-month grants ranging from $30,000 to $50,000 each per year to work on ratification of the CRPD, passage of specific legislation to accord with the CRPD, or the production of an alternative/parallel report.

Cross-disability and other partnerships in-country are strongly encouraged, as are projects that address particularly marginalized sectors of the disability community.

The deadline for small grants applications for the first funding round is March 24, 2010. The deadline for National Coalition Grants applications for the first round is April 12, 2010. The RFP for the second grantmaking round will be released in July 2010.

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