The goal of the AIR-P Scholars & Pilot and Feasibility funding is to launch the next generation of researchers seeking to promote the health and well-being of autistic individuals across the lifespan. The program has the following specific objectives:
- To provide pilot and feasibility funding. These are funds that will support researchers conducting preliminary research and data collection, when applicable, or secondary data analysis, especially in areas in need of preliminary research
- To provide mentorship, training, and professional development for new researchers; and
- To foster collaboration among Network members and new researchers.