Foundation / Corporation
05/23/19 8:00 PM Eastern Time
Grants to USA and Canada full-time researchers affiliated with an institution for projects that improve workplace, education, and living outcomes for teens and youth with autism. Letters of Intent are due before the submission of a full application. Funding is intended for either measurement projects or demonstration projects.
Measurement projects offer a comprehensive measurement strategy for informing public policy regarding needs or progress in adult transition for autism. Demonstration projects include evaluation of intervention or service packages based on existing promising practices that have been developed for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), or evidence-based practices that have been adapted or modified to suit the needs of adolescents and young adults with ASD.
For this program, “transition to adulthood” is broadly defined and could include transition from secondary school to work, secondary school to post-secondary education, pediatric to adult health care, as well as from living with parents to supported or independent living in community settings. Processes that support these transitions that may be the focus of the proposal might include early stages in the transition process, such as pre-vocational training, or later stages in the transition process, such as on-the-job coaching and supports. Furthermore, studies that focus on improving quality of life in early adulthood will also be considered if they address an important need and have clear links to adult transition.
Successful applications will include consideration of one or more of the following priorities in the aims, design and implementation of the study:
- People with cognitive impairment;
- Racial/ethnic minorities, low-income and other unserved or underserved populations;
- Meaningful and effective engagement of employers/business groups/workplace practices;
- Leverage technology, when appropriate, in delivering an intervention package and measuring impact;
- Multi-sectoral collaboration for delivery of services and supports;
- Include pertinent services for family and/or caregivers of young people with ASD;
- Include measurement of key indicators of adult transition success that can be monitored at the state, county and/or city level;
- Include cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis for proposed intervention package.
Additionally, applications must satisfy the following requirements, as applicable:
- Be supported by promising results in previous research or by a body of existing research evidence or by a strong theoretical justification indicating feasibility of the proposed approach;
- Build on existing feasibility and/or efficacy data to further investigate the impact of the intervention package or measurement approach;
- Include a theory of change/logic model illustrating the hypothesized mechanism of action leading to a desired change;
- Collect information on valid and contextually relevant outcome measures indicative of substantive and meaningful change;
- Include methods evaluating implementation including adherence, exposure, receipt and quality of services;
- Come from investigators with demonstrated potential for and a commitment to transition to adulthood research in autism or related developmental disabilities.
GrantWatch ID#: 185143
Up to 4 four awards.
$250,000/year for three years with a maximum of $750,000 per award, inclusive of indirect costs. The annual maximum $250,000 must include the 10% indirect costs.
Earliest grant start date: Fall 2019
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://science.grants.autismspeaks.org/login.php
Grants Administration/Online Application/Budget Questions:
Joan New, MBA, Grants Manager
Arun Karpur, MD, MPH, Director, Data Science and Evaluation Research;
1060 State Road, 2nd Floor
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: (609) 228-7313
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
Canada: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon