|Project Title||Principal Investigator||Institution|
|Towards defining the pathophysiology of autistic behavior||Robertson, Andrew||Keystone Symposia|
|Synapses: Formation, Function and Misfunction||Robertson, Andrew||Keystone Symposia|
|Recruiting and preparing highly qualified special educators||Dieker, Lisa||University of Central Florida|
|Providing core support for Jr. faculty for translational research in ASD||Geschwind, Daniel||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Project STARS: Systematic Training for Autism Researchers and School Personnel||Mehta, Smita||University of North Texas|
|Preparing tomorrow's school psychology faculty to meet the needs of children with disabilities using evidence-based practices||Clark, Elaine||University of Utah|
|Preparing SLPs, OTs, early childhood special educators, and developmental psychologists for leadership roles in teaching, research, and service focused on young children with autism and their families||Crais, Elizabeth||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Preparation of leadership personnel to serve infants, toddlers, children, and youth with autism||Wetherby, Amy||Florida State University|
|Post-doctoral training in special education research||Odom, Samuel||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Post-doctoral special education research training in urban communities: A research to practice model||Kamps, Debra||University of Kansas|
|OPAM: A conference on Object Perception Attention and Memory||Palomares, Melanie||University of South Carolina|
|Mitochondria and Autism 2010||Naviaux, Robert||University of California, San Diego|
|Mental Health/Disabilities (MHDD) Research Education Program||Munir, Kerim||Children's Hospital Boston|
|Meeting grant - International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR)||International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR)||International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR)|
|Leadership training in severe disabilities/autism||Kennedy, Craig||Vanderbilt University|
|Leadership training in high-need students with severe disabilities/autism||Hughes, Carolyn||Vanderbilt University|
|Leadership in Family-Centered Early Intervention (LIFE) personnel preparation program||Hanline, Mary||Florida State University|
|International Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities Research Training Program||Munir, Kerim||Children's Hospital Boston|
|International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) Support||Gentry, Jennifer||International Society for Autism Research|
|International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR)||International Society for Autism Researh (INSAR)||International Society for Autism Researh (INSAR)|
|International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR)||Rogers, Sally||University of California, Davis|
|Interdisciplinary training for autism researchers||Rogers, Sally||University of California, Davis|
|Interdisciplinary Training Conference in Developmental Disabilities (supplement)||Abbeduto, Leonard||University of Wisconsin - Madison|
|Interdisciplinary Training Conference in Developmental Disabilities||Abbeduto, Leonard||University of Wisconsin - Madison|
|Innovative Technology for Autism||Staff Member||Autism Speaks (AS)|
|IACC Strategic Plan Objective||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||Total|
|Encourage programs and funding mechanisms that expand the research workforce, enhance interdisciplinary research training, and recruit early-career scientists into the ASD field by 2013.
IACC Recommended Budget: $5,000,000 over 3 years
| 7.K. Funding: The recommended budget was met. Significantly more than the recommended minimum budget was allocated to projects specific to this objective. Many of the fellowship grants are coded according to the specific topic of the research conducted and thus are not represented in this funding figure.
Progress: In 2008, NIH supported 46 autism related training/fellowship grants ($5.1 million), and in 2012 NIH supported 78 such grants ($7.7 million).
Remaining Gaps, Needs and Opportunities: This objective should continue to be encouraged with a possible future emphasis on services-based research.