The Hilibrand Autism Fellowship in Adolescence and Adulthood

The Yale Autism Program is accepting applications for the Hilibrand Fellowship. The fellowship is designed to facilitate the development of the next generation of field-leading researchers investigating adolescence and adulthood in individuals with autism spectrum disorder. The fellowship is for a two-year period to begin July, 2017. The program accepts one scholar a year, and the Hilibrand Fellow will be located at the Yale Child Study Center. We seek highly motivated candidates from diverse backgrounds who are interested in pursuing research (and clinical, when relevant) activities focused on adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum. A doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, or MD) is required. The selected Fellow will be directly mentored by Dr. James McPartland and senior faculty at the Yale Child Study Center and will be involved in a highly active community of clinicians and researchers devoted to understanding the psychological and developmental needs of adolescents and adults with ASD and their families.  The fellow will also participate in research, teaching, and clinical activities within the Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic, the Yale Autism Program,  the McPartland Lab, and the Yale Child Study Center. By providing mentorship, resources, and a fertile scientific environment, the Hilibrand Fellowship enables trainees to initiate innovative research programs that they can carry forward in their transitions to independent investigators and in founding their own labs.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2017

Application Information

A complete application includes the following items:
  • A single PDF including:
    • Curriculum vitae, including a list of all publications 
    • Letter summarizing previous and current research, and its significance to the present fellowship 
    • Proposed research project summary: scientific abstract stating project’s long-term objectives and aims, with a focus on the translational nature of the research 
    • Three publications
  • Three letters of recommendation speaking directly to the candidate's potential sent directly from referees
Please address inquiries about science or training to Dr. James McPartland (
Please address logistical questions and send applications to Monique Staggers ( Letter writers should send letters to Monique directly.

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