Autism Single Investigator Innovation Program (Autism-SIIP)

Funding Agency:
Health Resources and Services Administration

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)’s Office of Epidemiology and Research is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 R40 Autism Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (Autism-FIRST) Program and the UJ2 Autism Single Investigator Innovation Program (Autism-SIIP). The purpose of these programs is to support the conduct of empirical research that advances the evidence base on interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), with a special focus on addressing the needs of underserved populations. The programs will address the critical need that exists for research on the barriers to screening, diagnosis, and receipt of evidence-based interventions.

This announcement includes instructions for (2) separate award competitions:

HRSA-17-013: Autism Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies supports research that advances the evidence base on interventions designed to improve the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents with ASD and other developmental disabilities, with a particular focus on addressing barriers to identification, diagnosis, and services among underserved populations.

HRSA-17-014: Autism Longitudinal Data Project supports the implementation and completion of research studies that examine longitudinal data on ASD and other developmental disabilities to study risk factors of these conditions, the effects of various interventions, and trajectories of child development over the life course.

Deadline: Nov. 17, 2016

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Eligibility Requirements

Only public or nonprofit institutions of higher learning and public or private nonprofit agencies engaged in research or in programs relating to maternal and child health and/or services for children with special health care needs may apply for grants contracts or cooperative agreements for research in maternal and child health services or in services for children with special health care needs. 42 CFR § 51a.3(b). Research centers or networks, public or nonprofit institutions of higher learning, including tribal colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and colleges with sizable Hispanic student bodies may apply. 

An individual cannot be named as the Principal Investigator (PI) in multiple applications for the HRSA-17-013 Autism Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies and HRSA-17-014 Autism Longitudinal Data Project competitions. You cannot submit to both competitions. All applications that do not comply with these requirements will be deemed non-responsive, and will not be considered for funding under this announcement. 

NOTE: Multiple applications from an organization are allowable. For example, different investigators (or research teams) from the same institution can apply for the same FOA.

Amount Description

HRSA-17-013 Autism Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies: Approximately $1,800,000 is expected to be available annually to fund six (6) recipients. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $300,000 per year, which includes both direct and indirect costs. The actual amount available will not be determined until enactment of the final FY 2017 federal budget. This program announcement is subject to the appropriation of funds, and is a contingency action taken to ensure that, should funds become available for this purpose, applications can be processed, and funds can be awarded in a timely manner. The project period is September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2022 (five (5) years). 

HRSA-17-014: Autism Longitudinal Data Project: Approximately $500,000 is expected to be available annually to fund one (1) recipient. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $500,000 per year. The actual amount available will not be determined until enactment of the final FY 2017 federal budget. This program announcement is subject to the appropriation of funds, and is a contingency action taken to ensure that, should funds become available for this purpose, applications can be processed, and funds can be awarded in a timely manner. The project period is September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2022 (five (5) years)

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty
Institutional

Category

Curriculum Development
Medical
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

November 17, 2016