Autism Centers of Excellence: Centers (P50)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and participating Institutes invite applications for the Autism Centers of Excellence: Centers Program, hereafter termed “ACE Centers”. The P50 mechanism allows for integrative, multi-disciplinary, coordinated programs of research that demonstrate cohesion and synergy across research projects and cores. A companion FOA (RFA-HD-17-008) invites applications for ACE Networks supported by the R01 mechanism. 


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): 30 days prior to the application due date
  • Application Due Date(s): November 17, 2016

​RFA-HD-17-009 Expiration Date November 18, 2016

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The application must name one of the PD(s)/PI(s) as the overall Center Director. While Multiple PD/PIs are allowed, multiple Center Directors are not permitted.



Amount Description

Applications for an ACE Center may request up to $1.5 million in direct costs per year (excluding subaward F & A costs).

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period.  The maximum project period is 5 years.  

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

November 17, 2016