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The 2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Request for Applications will be released in January 2015.


Request for Applications: 2014 Undergraduate Summer Research

RFA Released: March 17, 2014
Applications Due: April 18, 2014
Notification of Awards: May, 2014

The Autism Science Foundation invites applications from highly qualified undergraduates interested in pursuing basic and clinical research relevant to autism spectrum disorders during the summer. 

The proposed research must be scientifically linked to autism or a closely related field.  Autism Science Foundation will consider all areas of related basic and clinical research including but not limited to: human behavior across the lifespan (language, learning, communication, social function, epilepsy, sleep, self-injurious behavior, catatonia), neurobiology (anatomy, development, neuro-imaging), pharmacology, neuropathology, human genetics, genomics, epigenetics, epigenomics, immunology, molecular and cellular mechanisms, studies employing model organisms and systems, and studies of treatment and service delivery.


The following students were selected for summer 2014 funding:
Student: University:  Mentor:
Andrea Chu Boston University Dr. Helen Tager-Flusberg
Jordan Doman University of Pittsburgh Dr. Carla Mazefsky
Molly Johnson University of Pennsylvania Dr. David Mandell 
Veronica Kang University of Washington, Seattle Dr. Sara Jane Webb
Cynthia Peng Rutgers University Dr. Emanuel DiCicco-Bloom
Jonathan Raduazzo Harvard University Dr. Christopher Cowan
Nicholas Ray Univ. of California at San Diego Dr. Inna Fishman
Sam Tomlinson Yale University Dr. James McPartland
Michelle Won University of Notre Dame Dr. Joshua Diehl
Click here to view the RFA for 2014 Undergraduate Summer Research
Click here for the online application form