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Interdisciplinary training for autism researchers  

This Institutional Research Training Grant provides postdoctoral research training opportunities for individuals interested in pursuing research careers in biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research. Conducting meaningful translational science requires a new level of interdisciplinary teamwork among clinicians, basic scientists, and educators. To foster this effort, in 2004 the M.I.N.D. Institute began an NIH-supported postdoctoral training program to prepare future autism scientists. The primary goal has been to develop a new generation of scientists who can freely converse with each other at levels from basic science to clinical practice. This proposal will support seven postdoctoral positions, offering each trainee two years of training that will foster their disciplinary and interdisciplinary research development focused on autism through a combination of individual training plan design, didactic training, primary and secondary mentorship, and participation in disciplinary and interdisciplinary research activities with mentoring faculty members. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $342,831.00
Project Number 2T32MH073124-06
Principal Investigator Rogers, Sally
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 7: What Other Infrastructure and Surveillance Needs Must Be Met? (Infrastructure)
Strategic Plan Objective New! 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.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of California, Davis
State/Country California
Web Link 1 Interdisciplinary training for autism researchers (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects Interdisciplinary training for autism researchers | $283,133.00 | 2010 | 5T32MH073124-07
Interdisciplinary training for autism researchers (RMI) | $213,613.00 | 2008 | T32MH073124-05