The number of fellowships Autism Speaks will award will be determined by its available financial resources and the fit of the proposed research within the Autism Speaks portfolio. Each award will be for a period of two years and will include a competitive stipend, and a $10,000 annual allowance for professional conference travel, research costs and supplies, and/or fringe benefits. Indirect costs are not allowed. Stipend ranges can be found below. The second year stipend will be raised to the next level. The postdoctoral fellowship stipend level will be determined by the number of years of postdoctoral experience at the time of the award to a maximum of $50,000 per year. Fellows are permitted to obtain additional awards or grants to cover research expenses only. Fellows may not hold any other award or grant that supplements their stipend.
The candidate must hold an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree, and cannot have more than five years of postdoctoral experience at the commencement of the award. The selected postdoctoral fellow must spend at least 80% of his/her professional time engaged exclusively in autism research related activities for the duration of the award. The fellow may not simultaneously serve in an internship or residency, hold a tenure-track faculty appointment, or hold another named fellowship award during the support period. International applications are encouraged. Postdoctoral training in the laboratory where the applicant received his/her graduate degree will not be reviewed