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Question 7: Objective K  

$7,358,427.00
Fiscal Year: 2010

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding.7K. 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.

Download 2010 Question 7: Objective K projects (EXCEL)
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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory faculty recruitment in developmental neurobiology Zador, Anthony Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Preparation of leadership personnel to serve infants, toddlers, children, and youth with autism Wetherby, Amy Florida State University
2010 Neurobiology of Cognition Gordon Research Conference Wang, Xiao-Jing Gordon Research Conferences
Infrastructure support for autism research at MIT Sur, Mriganka Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Innovative Technology for Autism Staff Member Autism Speaks (AS)
Early Childhood Special Education Leadership (ECSEL) Smith, Barbara University of Colorado Denver
2010 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Gordon Research Conference Shen, Kang Gordon Research Conferences
Interdisciplinary training for autism researchers Rogers, Sally University of California, Davis
International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) Rogers, Sally University of California, Davis
Towards defining the pathophysiology of autistic behavior Robertson, Andrew Keystone Symposia
Synapses: Formation, Function and Misfunction Robertson, Andrew Keystone Symposia
OPAM: A conference on Object Perception Attention and Memory Palomares, Melanie University of South Carolina
Post-doctoral training in special education research Odom, Samuel University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2010 Annual SFARI Meeting No PI listed n/a
Birth to Kindergarten Professional Preparation: Inclusive Services for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Niemeyer, Judith University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Mitochondria and Autism 2010 Naviaux, Robert University of California, San Diego
International Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities Research Training Program Munir, Kerim Children's Hospital Boston
Mental Health/Disabilities (MHDD) Research Education Program Munir, Kerim Children's Hospital Boston
Project STARS: Systematic Training for Autism Researchers and School Personnel Mehta, Smita University of North Texas
Autism Research Program Levitt, Pat University of Southern California
Leadership training in severe disabilities/autism Kennedy, Craig Vanderbilt University
Post-doctoral special education research training in urban communities: A research to practice model Kamps, Debra University of Kansas
International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) International Society for Autism Researh (INSAR) International Society for Autism Researh (INSAR)
Meeting grant - International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR)
Leadership training in high-need students with severe disabilities/autism Hughes, Carolyn Vanderbilt University

Objective Cumulative Funding Table

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
N/A

7.K
$2,527,472
7 projects

7.K
$7,358,427
34 projects

7.K
$4,813,286
27 projects

7.K
$10,003,091
25 projects

$24,702,276
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.