Please submit one application
per research study.
You can use this form to apply to:
Who can apply?
- Involve autism community members in the research process via the Autistica Insight Group
- Recruit research participants via the Autistica network
- Both involve the autism community and recruit participants for the same study
Researchers who are currently completing or who previously completed a PhD and who are based at a university or NHS Trust in the UK. Researchers will be responsible for managing safeguarding of all participants, and therefore must be familiar with their institution's safeguarding policies. You will be asked to demonstrate this in your application. Applications that do not meet these criteria will not be approved.
Please note that we receive a high volume of requests. For Network facilitation, it is advisable to submit the form at least 2 months
in advance of your closing date for recruitment, and for Insight Group involvement 2 months in advance of the involvement start date, to allow us to review all the information; we may need to contact you for further information before we can share your study.
We recommend that researchers are attentive to Autistica’s values and goals, and the priorities and interests of the Autistic community, in the design of their research. Consulting with Autistica’s coproduced 2030 Goal Plans and the James Lind Alliance Top 10 priorities for autism research can help to identify areas of priority. Requests with missing information will not be circulated.
Please note the Autism Spectrum Database (ASD-UK)
is closed to applications.
If you have any questions about the application form or processes, please email email@example.com