|Project Title||Principal Investigator||Institution|
|Post-doctoral training in special education research||Odom, Samuel||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|
|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|
|Preparing tomorrow's school psychology faculty to meet the needs of children with disabilities using evidence-based practices||Clark, Elaine||University of Utah|
|Project STARS: Systematic Training for Autism Researchers and School Personnel||Mehta, Smita||University of North Texas|
|Providing core support for Jr. faculty for translational research in ASD||Geschwind, Daniel||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Recruiting and preparing highly qualified special educators||Dieker, Lisa||University of Central Florida|
|Synapses: Formation, Function and Misfunction||Robertson, Andrew||Keystone Symposia|
|Towards defining the pathophysiology of autistic behavior||Robertson, Andrew||Keystone Symposia|
|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.