Funding Education and Research

In the Field of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Promoting Research

We Offer These Programs in Support of the I/DD Community


The Arc of Washington Trust Fund was established in 1950 to provide funds for research into intellectual and other developmental disabilities. It has grown to also include annual student stipends and broadened its focus in terms of training professionals who will provide services and advocacy for the I/DD community.

Information about the Trust Fund itself, our Vision and Mission, and our primary programs of student stipends, research grants, and program grants is provided through the links on this page.


Stipends to upper grad students building a career in the field of I/DD. Read more…


Supports trainees in interdisciplinary training programs focusing on individuals with I/DD. Read more…

Research grants for junior investigators working on I/DD issues. Read more…


Today’s Students and Researchers, Tomorrow’s Leaders