Discover Conference: Awards Applications
1. Discover Awards
We are now accepting applications for three awards aimed at celebrating early career researchers and good practice in autism research.

Applications open 30 May 2019 and will close midnight 16 June 2019. The award winners will be announced at our Discover Conference 27 June 2019.

Promoting the involvement of autistic people and their families in all aspects of research is a key goal of Autistica. Our Involvement Award recognises early career researchers who have demonstrated a commitment to involving autistic people and their families in their research. We are particularly interested in innovative, original approaches to involvement. 
This award will be £300

Real world impact:
Using research to ensure that every autistic person has a long, happy, healthy life is Autistica’s vision. The Real World Impact award recognises research projects that actively work to disseminate their findings and improve participants’ life through community projects, mentoring schemes, delivering training, interventions, public awareness etc
This award will be £200

Reproducible autism science:
Autistica is committed to improving the reproducibility of autism science. The reproducible autism science award acknowledges an individual researcher’s commitment to research practices that improve the reproducibility of autism research in the UK. This includes practices such as making data or materials open, pre-registering an analysis plan, making analysis scripts freely available, ensuring study documentation are not only open but also interpretable.
This award will be £200

To apply for these awards, please fill in the following survey. You will be able to save your progress and continue later at any point during the survey. In the survey you will be asked about your research and to give specific examples of why you are eligible for the award, as well as being asked to submit a 500 word cover letter. 

To be eligible, researchers must be within 8 working years of their PhD award (by the date of the submission deadline) and based in an UK research institution. 
You do need to be available to attend the last session of the Discover Conference 2019  (5pm, 27 June at Reading), but do not need to be a presenter at the conference

We also ask for the name and email of a reference to support your application – they will only be contacted if you are shortlisted and will just need to confirm details of your application.

If you have any questions at all about the awards themselves, or the award process, please email