|Project Title||Principal Investigator||Institution|
|Innovative Technology for Autism||Staff Member||Autism Speaks (AS)|
|Mental Health/Disabilities (MHDD) Research Education Program||Munir, Kerim||Children's Hospital Boston|
|International Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities Research Training 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 Neurobiology of Cognition Gordon Research Conference||Wang, Xiao-Jing||Gordon Research Conferences|
|2010 "Synaptic Transmission" Gordon Research Conference||Castillo, Pablo||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)|
|Towards defining the pathophysiology of autistic behavior||Robertson, Andrew||Keystone Symposia|
|Synapses: Formation, Function and Misfunction||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|
|International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR)||Rogers, Sally||University of California, Davis|
|Interdisciplinary training for autism researchers||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|
|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|
|Post-doctoral training in special education research||Odom, Samuel||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|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.