We are now accepting applications for travel grants to send a limited number of 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 cover up to $1,000 of expenses to be used for registration, travel, accommodations, meals and other directly related expenses, including childcare or special accommodations to enable individuals with autism to participate. Grantees are responsible for obtaining international travel documents.
Applications must be received by February 29, 2012.
IMFAR is an annual scientific meeting, convened each spring, to promote, exchange and disseminate the latest scientific findings in autism research and to stimulate research progress in understanding the nature, causes, and treatments for autism spectrum disorders. IMFAR is the annual meeting of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR).
“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.
For details on how to apply visit the Apply for IMFAR Travel Grant page on our website.