INSAR Fellows
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This award is the highest honor that our society gives.  It recognizes the sustained international research contribution to autism science that a person has made in their career, and the effect that it has had internationally on autism science. This award is not meant to recognize worldwide impact on the field of autism that a person has made in other ways, e.g. through advocacy, literature, public policy, etc.  The autism field has other ways of honoring people for such kinds of service.

Call for INSAR Fellow Nominations 2018
Accepting Nominations November 1 - November 15, 2018 - CLOSED
See details and nomination form below.

INSAR Fellows are members of the International Society for Autism Research whose autism research has made a significant international impact on the scientific understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), clinical practice, educational methods, and/or policy. Fellow status is an honor that reflects dedication to the field of autism research and recognition by peers of the substantial impact of the Fellow’s research.  

In 2017, INSAR initiated an INSAR Fellows program.  Those honored are conferred the title of INSAR Fellow.  On an annual basis, we will honor INSAR Fellows at our Annual meeting.

Requirements for Fellow Status
The minimum requirements for fellow status are:

  • Nomination by a current INSAR Fellow, member of the INSAR Board of Directors, or an INSAR Committee Chair
  • Current Full member of INSAR at the time of nomination
  • Currently engaged in activities that impact autism research (e.g., currently publishing in peer-reviewed journals)
  • Evidence of outstanding research contribution that has had a sustained international impact on the field of autism research. The impact of the candidate’s research must be demonstrated and can be related to scientific methods and understanding, clinical practice, educational methods, and/or policy.
Charter INSAR Fellows (inducted May 2018)
Charter Fellows represent three distinguished groups:  INSAR Lifetime Achievement Winners, INSAR Past Presidents, Founding Members of the INSAR Fellow Nomination Committee.

Charter INSAR Fellows - Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
Margaret L. Bauman
Mary Coleman
Susan Folstein
Uta Frith
Christopher Gillberg
Patricia Howlin
Ed Ritvo
Michael Rutter
Laura Schreibman
Fred R. Volkmar

Charter INSAR Fellows - Honoring Lifetime Achievement Awardees Posthumously
Marie Bristol-Power
Donald Cohen
Isabelle Rapin
Eric Schopler
Marian Sigman (also an INSAR past president)
Lorna Wing

Charter INSAR Fellows - Past Presidents of INSAR
David  G. Amaral
Geraldine Dawson
Robert T. Schultz
Helen Tager-Flusberg

Charter INSAR Fellows - Founding Members of Fellow Nomination Committee
Chair:  Sally Rogers (INSAR Past-President)
Sven Bolte
Thomas Bourgeron
Jan Buitelaar
Francesca Happé  (INSAR Past-President)
Petrus de Vries
Cheryl Dissanayake
Yong-Hui Jiang
Cathy Lord
Marshalynn Yeargin-Allsopp
Lonnie Zwaigenbaum


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