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Research Pilot Project Grants

UF Health CAN offers funding for pilot projects for trainees and junior faculty to stimulate research in areas directly relevant to autism spectrum disorder. Up to $25,000 per proposal is available to initiate research that will generate preliminary or pilot data needed for competitive extramural grant applications.


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Research Programs

Behavior Analysis Research Clinic (BARC)

The purpose of BARC is to improve the functioning of individuals with disabilities in order for them to live productively.


Collaboration for Autism Research and Engagement (C.A.R.E)

Collaboration for Autism Research and Engagement


Anita Zucker Center For Excellence in Early Childhood Studies

The Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies is an interdisciplinary center at the University of Florida. Our work is dedicated to advancing knowledge, policy and practices in early childhood studies.


McKnight Brain Institute

Our investigators hope their research will make a difference for those who suffer from disorders of the brain including neurodegenerative diseases, brain cancers, addictive and psychiatric diseases, stroke, acute spinal cord injuries and brain injuries as well as memory loss associated with normal aging.


Research Partners


The Center for OCD, Anxiety, and Related Disorders (COARD) is an interdisciplinary group of researchers and clinicians who conduct clinical and transnational research in obsessive compulsive and anxiety disorders at the University of Florida

UF Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) provides support and assistance with the goal of optimizing the potential of people with autism and related disabilities. Click to learn more about CARD and our research opportunities.

UF Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration Program

The UF Health Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration Program is founded on the philosophy that integrated, interdisciplinary care is the most effective approach for patients with movement disorders.

Sleep Medicine (UF Department of Neurology)

The University of Florida Sleep Medicine program is involved in interdisciplinary collaboration among basic science researchers and physicians involved interested in sleep including biomedical engineering, genetics, neurophysiology, pulmonary medicine, and pediatrics.