Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 1/5/2024

Autism Field-Initiated Research Studies (Autism FIRST)

This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the FY 2024 Autism Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (Autism FIRST) program. The purpose of the Autism FIRST program is to support empirical research that advances the evidence on early screening and interventions to improve the health and well-being of children, adolescents, and young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities (DD) across the lifespan. The Autism FIRST program aims to achieve this goal by testing the implementation of new and/or innovative strategies that address critical issues affecting the health and receipt of related health services among children, adolescents, and young adults with autism/DD, with a special focus on addressing the needs of underserved populations.

Application Due Date: April 3, 2024

Eligibility Requirements

You can apply if your organization is a:
• Public or private entity, including research centers or networks
• Community-based organization
• Tribal (governments, organizations)

You may submit multiple applications under the same Unique Entity Identifier (UEI), if each proposes distinct projects.

Amount Description

We estimate $600,000 will be available each year to fund 2 recipients. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $300,000 annually (reflecting direct and indirect costs).
The period of performance is September 1, 2024, through August 31, 2027 (3 years).

Funding Type