The Neilsen Foundation offers a variety of grants to support spinal cord injury and rehabilitation.
Senior Research Grants are for senior level independent investigators focused on basic science, translational-preclinical or clinical research projects. The award period is three years. Letters of intent are due February 1 annually.
Pilot Research Grants are aimed at developing a cure for spinal cord injury, while Postdoctoral Fellowships are for scientists wishing to train or specialize in spinal cord injury research. The award period is two years. Letters of intent are due February 1 annually.
Postdoctoral Psychosocial Fellowships are designed to increase professional interest in the spinal cord injury (SCI) field and to specifically encourage researchers from related health disciplines to undertake training in psychosocial research to benefit the SCI field. Fellowships last for two years. Letters of intent are due April 15 annually.
Pilot Psychosocial Research Grants support new research projects in their early exploratory or developmental stages that have the potential to lead to advances in the understanding of psychosocial factors and SCI. Projects should also generate pilot data that could then leverage larger government funding. Grants last for one year. Letters of intent are due April 15 annually.
Proof of Concept Research Grants psychosocial research interventions or related research topics that will lead to improved outcomes for people living with SCI. Such interventions can include clinical treatment, rehabilitation, rehabilitation and other quality of life subjects. Grants last for two years. Letters of intent are due April 15 annually.
Quality of Life Program Grants are available for qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofits requesting funding for innovative programs designed to improve the quality of life for those living with a spinal cord injury. The award period is one year. Letters of intent are due April 1 annually.
Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowships are awarded annually to four ACGME-accredited fellowship training programs in the U.S. that are qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofit institutions. Fellowships last for one year. Applications are due June 3 annually.
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