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Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC)
Autism Research Database
Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC)
 

Funders

Funding Agencies/ 
Organizations
Number of 
Projects
Total 
Funding
% of Total 
Funding

National Institutes of Health

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Number of 
Projects

545 projects

Total 
Funding

217143701

% of Total 
Funding

53%

Simons Foundation

Simons Foundation (SF)

Number of 
Projects

123 projects

Total 
Funding

53729921

% of Total 
Funding

13%

Health Resources and Services Administration

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Number of 
Projects

82 projects

Total 
Funding

43303150

% of Total 
Funding

11%

Department of Education

Department of Education (ED)

Number of 
Projects

139 projects

Total 
Funding

30432564

% of Total 
Funding

7%

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Number of 
Projects

30 projects

Total 
Funding

19698859

% of Total 
Funding

5%

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks (AS)

Number of 
Projects

228 projects

Total 
Funding

18476890

% of Total 
Funding

5%

National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Number of 
Projects

69 projects

Total 
Funding

12222206

% of Total 
Funding

3%

Department of Defense

Department of Defense (DOD)

Number of 
Projects

58 projects

Total 
Funding

7082059

% of Total 
Funding

2%

Administration for Children and Families

Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

Number of 
Projects

1 projects

Total 
Funding

1877959

% of Total 
Funding

<1%

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Number of 
Projects

4 projects

Total 
Funding

1548053

% of Total 
Funding

<1%

Center for Autism and Related Disorders

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

Number of 
Projects

31 projects

Total 
Funding

906482

% of Total 
Funding

<1%

Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Number of 
Projects

1 projects

Total 
Funding

756802

% of Total 
Funding

<1%

Autism Research Institute

Autism Research Institute (ARI)

Number of 
Projects

15 projects

Total 
Funding

386905

% of Total 
Funding

<1%

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Number of 
Projects

3 projects

Total 
Funding

376159

% of Total 
Funding

<1%

Autism Science Foundation

Autism Science Foundation (ASF)

Number of 
Projects

13 projects

Total 
Funding

245000

% of Total 
Funding

<1%

Organization for Autism Research

Organization for Autism Research (OAR)

Number of 
Projects

12 projects

Total 
Funding

191590

% of Total 
Funding

<1%

Coalition for SafeMinds

Coalition for SafeMinds (SAFEMINDS)

Number of 
Projects

8 projects

Total 
Funding

128975

% of Total 
Funding

<1%

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC)

Number of 
Projects

5 projects

Total 
Funding

70000

% of Total 
Funding

<1%
Total:

Total

Number of Projects

1367

Total Funding

408577276

% of Total Funding

100%
* Federal agencies and private organizations that are 1% or less of the total ASD research funding are not represented on the figure.
Please note: Annual funding amounts for AHRQ, ED, and NSF are estimated. The NIH project number shown reflects unique NIH projects. Projects funded by more than one NIH institute ("co-funds") were combined and only counted as a single project. This approach differs from that used in the NIH RePORT database, where each co-fund is counted as a separate project when the data are exported into Excel.
 
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