Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Rehab Long-term Training

The Rehabilitation Long-Term Training program provides financial assistance for-- (1) Projects that provide basic or advanced training leading to an academic degree in areas of personnel shortages in rehabilitation as identified by the Secretary; (2) Projects that provide a specified series of courses or program of study leading to the award of a certificate in areas of personnel shortages in rehabilitation as identified by the Secretary; and (3) Projects that provide support for medical residents enrolled in residency training programs in the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Amount: $100,000

Date due: June 7, 2010

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Research Grants on ASD Interventions

The Maternal and Child Health Research Program will award grants to conduct research on evidence-based practices for interventions to improve the health and well-being of children and adolescents with ASD and other developmental disabilities.

Amount: $100,000 - $300,000/year for 3 years

Date due: June 7, 2010

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Autism Speaks Family Services Grants

Autism Speaks is accepting grant applications for its Family Services Community Grants program for projects that promote services that enhance the lives of those affected by autism spectrum disorders. The focus of these grants will be on proposals that serve to build the field of services for individuals with autism and expand the capacity to effectively serve this growing community.

Autism Speaks will accept family services community grant proposals that address one of three areas of need — education, recreation/community activities, and young adult/adults services. Successful applicants will apply grant funding to support new programs or the expansion of existing projects.

Amount: $25,000

Date due: June 10, 2010 (Letter of intent)

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) -- Increasing Support for Families

The purpose of this program is to enhance support to family members of patients with a suspected or diagnosed case of human prion disease as well as enhance support for national surveillancefor CJD and its emerging variants by (1) providing family members of such patients with easy access to consultations with persons experienced and knowledgeable about practical issues related to this disease, 2) facilitating educational and other mutually beneficial interaction of researchers with family members of CJD patients (3) increasing general awareness about CJD and (4) increasing the number of autopsies of suspected CJD cases.

Amount: $325,000

Date due: April 19, 2010 (Letter of intent); June 4, 2010 (proposal)

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Research on Autism Spectrum Disorders (NIH)

These funding opportunities announcements (FOA) encourage research grant applications to support research designed to elucidate the etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and optimal means of service delivery in relation to autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Basic, clinical, and applied studies are encouraged. This FOA is intended to support the broad research goals of the Strategic Plan for ASD Research (

The R01 grant is an award made to support a discrete, specified, circumscribed project to be performed by the named investigator(s) in an area representing the investigator's specific interest and competencies, based on the mission of the NIH. Basic, clinical, and applied studies are encouraged.

Amount: $250,000/year (for 5 years)

Date due: June 5, 2010; October 5, 2010

The R03 award 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. The R03 is intended to support small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources.

Amount: $50,000/year (2 years)

Date due: June 15, 2010; October 15, 2010

The R21 grant mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.

Amount: $275,000 (across 2 years)

Date due: June 15, 2010; October 15, 2010