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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
Innovative Technology for Autism Staff Member Autism Speaks (AS)
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
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory faculty recruitment in developmental neurobiology Zador, Anthony Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Leadership in Family-Centered Early Intervention (LIFE) personnel preparation program Hanline, Mary Florida State University
Preparation of leadership personnel to serve infants, toddlers, children, and youth with autism Wetherby, Amy Florida State University
2010 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Gordon Research Conference Shen, Kang Gordon Research Conferences
2010 "Synaptic Transmission" Gordon Research Conference Castillo, Pablo Gordon Research Conferences
2010 Neurobiology of Cognition Gordon Research Conference Wang, Xiao-Jing Gordon Research Conferences
Meeting grant - International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR)
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)
Synapses: Formation, Function and Misfunction Robertson, Andrew Keystone Symposia
Towards defining the pathophysiology of autistic behavior Robertson, Andrew Keystone Symposia
Infrastructure support for autism research at MIT Sur, Mriganka Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2010 Annual SFARI Meeting No PI listed n/a
Interdisciplinary training for autism researchers Rogers, Sally University of California, Davis
International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) Rogers, Sally University of California, Davis
Providing core support for Jr. faculty for translational research in ASD Geschwind, Daniel University of California, Los Angeles
Mitochondria and Autism 2010 Naviaux, Robert University of California, San Diego
Recruiting and preparing highly qualified special educators Dieker, Lisa University of Central Florida
Early Childhood Special Education Leadership (ECSEL) Smith, Barbara University of Colorado Denver
Post-doctoral special education research training in urban communities: A research to practice model Kamps, Debra University of Kansas
Post-doctoral training in special education research Odom, Samuel University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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

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.