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External Award: Autism Speaks CAPD Research Grants

February 07, 2018

Autism Speaks is offering two awards for research looking at central auditory processing disorders (CAPD) as they relates to autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

"Autism Speaks, with generous support from the Royal Arch Masons, announces a funding opportunity for one pilot research award, up to US $60,000, and one predoctoral fellowship award, up to US $40,000, focused on understanding, evaluating and/or treating individuals with central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), particularly as it relates to co-occurring autism spectrum disorder (ASD). CAPD, also known as auditory processing disorder (APD), includes a range of conditions within the ear and brain that affect the way individuals process information that they hear.

This Request for Applications (RFA) seeks proposals for research that will elucidate the relationship of auditory processes to neurobehavioral manifestations, the potential for treatments directed at auditory processes pathology to improve neurobehavior and the best clinical approaches to the evaluation and treatment of CAPD.

Proposals should advance the clinical management of CAPD and associated neurobehavioral challenges, either by clinical assessment research, clinical intervention research or by identifying pathophysiologic mechanisms that are amenable to clinical translation in the very near term. Applications that include the availability of better treatments both for underlying pathology as well as co-existing conditions that decrease quality of life for those with autism will be of particular interest."

For more information about the awards and how to apply, please see the full call for applications attached below or visit the Autism Speaks award webpage. Letters of intent for these awards are due by February 13, 2018.

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