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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
Interdisciplinary training for autism researchers Rogers, Sally University of California, Davis
International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) Rogers, Sally University of California, Davis
2010 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Gordon Research Conference Shen, Kang Gordon Research Conferences
Early Childhood Special Education Leadership (ECSEL) Smith, Barbara University of Colorado Denver
Innovative Technology for Autism Staff Member Autism Speaks (AS)
Infrastructure support for autism research at MIT Sur, Mriganka Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2010 Neurobiology of Cognition Gordon Research Conference Wang, Xiao-Jing Gordon Research Conferences
Preparation of leadership personnel to serve infants, toddlers, children, and youth with autism Wetherby, Amy Florida State University
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory faculty recruitment in developmental neurobiology Zador, Anthony Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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.