|Project Title||Principal Investigator||Institution|
|Birth to Kindergarten Professional Preparation: Inclusive Services for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders||Niemeyer, Judith||University of North Carolina at Greensboro|
|Project STARS: Systematic Training for Autism Researchers and School Personnel||Mehta, Smita||University of North Texas|
|OPAM: A conference on Object Perception Attention and Memory||Palomares, Melanie||University of South Carolina|
|Autism Research Program||Levitt, Pat||University of Southern California|
|Preparing tomorrow's school psychology faculty to meet the needs of children with disabilities using evidence-based practices||Clark, Elaine||University of Utah|
|Interdisciplinary Training Conference in Developmental Disabilities||Abbeduto, Leonard||University of Wisconsin - Madison|
|Interdisciplinary Training Conference in Developmental Disabilities (supplement)||Abbeduto, Leonard||University of Wisconsin - Madison|
|Leadership training in severe disabilities/autism||Kennedy, Craig||Vanderbilt University|
|Leadership training in high-need students with severe disabilities/autism||Hughes, Carolyn||Vanderbilt University|
|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.