Grant Opportunity: DoD Autism Idea Development Award

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A funding opportunity for those in the health sciences or education. From the solicitation, the FY16 ARP Idea Development Award seeks applications from all areas of basic and preclinical research and strongly encourages applications that address the critical needs of the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) community in areas that include "[f]actors promoting success in key transitions to independence for individuals living with ASD."

DoD Autism Idea Development Award


Army (Army), Department of Defense (Defense) , Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

Notice announcing the development of innovative, high-risk/high-reward research that could lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate progress in improving outcomes for individuals with ASD. This award mechanism is designed to support innovative ideas with the potential to yield impactful data and new avenues of investigation.​


​Pre-applications are due June 22, 2016. Invited applications are due September 29, 2016. Approximately $3.6 million is available for six awards.

A PDF of the solicitation can be found here. If after reviewing the solicitation, you are interested in submitting a proposal, please complete the short Intent to Apply to the best of your ability. RSP staff will then contact you to schedule a meeting.

Help the RSP staff help you by providing at least 30 days advance notice of your commitment to submit a proposal. The greater the advance notice you give, the more support services the staff can provide.