Funding Priority

Fuel Revolutionary Research

At UNC Autism Research Center, our strength lies in our ability to cross borders, focusing on collaboration and the amplification of exceptional autism research piloted across campus. We are revolutionizing the way the world approaches autism research. With your support, the center will make collaborative discovery the priority, offering seed grants to those projects whose investigators qualify in two out of three core areas.

UNC Autism Research Center

    With five schools conducting autism research, 32 University departments with awards for autism research and 96 principal investigators with awards for autism-related research, the center pushes the boundaries of scientific research and discovery to improve outcomes for all.

    Competitive seed grants will support the innovative, interdisciplinary research central to our mission. Awards will recognize projects led by investigators from at least two of the center’s three core areas — basic, clinical and intervention research — to ensure our work achieves maximum benefit for people with ASD and the loved ones who care for them. The UNC Autism Research Center is a historic opportunity for the people of North Carolina, and the nation, to access solutions that are exponential to what can be achieved in isolation.

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