Seed funding available for autism spectrum disorder

SSRI is requesting pilot research project proposals aimed at advancing solutions for those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Funding will be granted to applications that best align with the mission of improving the treatment for and understanding of ASD.

SSRI is encouraging the formation of interdisciplinary research teams in prioritizing applications that emphasize the collaboration of junior and senior researchers across departments, colleges and campuses. Applications that demonstrate an intent to obtain external funding will also be favored. 

All Penn State faculty members who hold an appointment at any Penn State location are eligible to apply as a Principal Investigator for this initiative. Funding is available through SSRI’s Level 1 and Level 2 funding mechanisms.

Applications for a Level 1 grant may be submitted at any time, and letters of intent for a Level 2 grant must be submitted by August 1, 2019 followed by a pre-proposal due September 15, 2019.

More information can be found here.