Apply Now for a Travel Grant to IMFAR

18 Jan

IMFAR, the International Meeting for Autism Research is approaching and that means that it is time for the Autism Science Foundation’s Travel Grants. These are grants for stakeholders which reimburse up to $1,000 of expenses to attend IMFAR.

I was an ASF Travel Grant recipient last year. It was a great experience. A very busy experience, but a great opportunity to meet a number of researchers and see talks on the latest research.

Here is the email announcement from the ASF:

Apply Now for a Travel Grant to the International Meeting for Autism Research

The Autism Science Foundation announced today that it is offering a limited number of grants to parents of children with autism, individuals with autism, special education teachers, and other stakeholders to attend the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). This year the conference will be held in Toronto, Canada from May 17-19.

The awards will reimburse up to $1,000 of actual expenses and can be used to cover registration, travel, accommodations, meals and other directly related expenses, including childcare or special accommodations to enable individuals with autism to participate.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this program for the third year in a row and to give back to the autism stakeholder community in a research-focused way,” said Alison Singer, president of the Autism Science Foundation.

“These scholarships are a wonderful opportunity to bring more stakeholders to IMFAR and enhance discussion and interactions among all key constituencies,” said Dr. Helen Tager-Flusberg, President of INSAR and Professor of Psychology, Anatomy & Neurobiology and Pediatrics, Boston University.

To apply:

Open to all autism stakeholders: individuals with autism, parents of children with autism, special education teachers, graduate and undergraduate students, journalists, scientists, and others.
Grants can be awarded to US citizens only.
Applicants should send a letter to describing why they want to attend IMFAR and explaining how they would share what they learned with the broader autism community.
Letters should be sent as Microsoft Word attachments of no more than 2 pages, 12-point type, “Arial” font, with standard margins.
In the email subject line please write: IMFAR Grant.
Letters must be received by February 29, 2012.

Additional application information is available at

Grant recipients will be announced in March.

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