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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
Infrastructure support for autism research at MIT Sur, Mriganka Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Early Childhood Special Education Leadership (ECSEL) Smith, Barbara University of Colorado Denver
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory faculty recruitment in developmental neurobiology Zador, Anthony Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Birth to Kindergarten Professional Preparation: Inclusive Services for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Niemeyer, Judith University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Autism Research Program Levitt, Pat University of Southern California
2010 Neurobiology of Cognition Gordon Research Conference Wang, Xiao-Jing Gordon Research Conferences
2010 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Gordon Research Conference Shen, Kang Gordon Research Conferences
2010 Annual SFARI Meeting No PI listed n/a
2010 "Synaptic Transmission" Gordon Research Conference Castillo, Pablo Gordon Research Conferences

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.