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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
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

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.