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Projects by Funding Mechanism

The official NIDRR Program Directory is organized following NIDRR's funding priorities. This page provides an alternate view, allowing browsing of current projects by project type. Please note: These links will only display currently funded projects. For previously funded projects, browse through completed project listings or use the Advanced Search page and remember to select "All projects, both current and defunded."


1. Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (formerly Research and Demonstration Projects).

Browse by project title.
All of the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects in one file.

These projects address rehabilitation priorities identified by NIDRR and published in the Federal Register. These priorities address a variety of problems encountered by people with disabilities. Projects are funded for up to 60 months.

Model Burn Injury projects: Browse by project title.
Model Burn Injury projects: All of section in one file.

Model Traumatic Brain Injury projects: Browse by project title.
Model Traumatic Brain Injury projects: All of section in one file.

(Model Spinal Cord Injury Systems projects: See 6 below.)

2. Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers.

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All of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers in one file.

This program provides support for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers. The primary goals of these centers are:

To conduct research targeted toward the production of new knowledge which will improve rehabilitation methodology and service delivery systems, alleviate or stabilize disabling conditions, and promote maximum social and economic independence.

To institute related teaching and training programs to disseminate and promote the utilization of research findings, thereby reducing the usual long intervening delay between the discovery of new knowledge and its wide application in practice.

The three major activities, research, training, and service, are expected to be mutually supportive. Specifically, this synergy calls for research ideas to derive from service delivery problems, for research findings to be disseminated via training, and for new professionals to be attracted to research and service via training.

3. Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers.

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All of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers in one file.

This program provides support for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers to conduct programs of advanced research of an engineering or technical nature in order to develop and test new engineering solutions to problems of disability. Each center is affiliated with a rehabilitation setting, which provides an environment for cooperative research and the transfer of rehabilitation technologies into rehabilitation practice. The centers' additional responsibilities include developing systems for the exchange of technical and engineering information and improving the distribution of technological devices and equipment to individuals with disabilities.

4. Fellowships.

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All of the Fellowships in one file.

Fellowships, named for the late Mary E. Switzer, build future research capacity. NIDRR makes awards on two levels: Distinguished Fellowships go to individuals of doctorate or comparable academic status who have had seven or more years of experience relevant to rehabilitation research. Merit Fellowships are given to persons in earlier stages of their research careers.

5. Field-Initiated Projects (formerly Field-Initiated Research Projects).

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All of the Field-Initiated Projects in one file.

This program is designed to encourage eligible applicants to originate valuable ideas for research and demonstrations, development, or knowledge dissemination activities in areas which represent their own interests, yet are directly related to the rehabilitation of people with disabilities.

6. Model Spinal Cord Injury Systems.

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All of the Model Spinal Cord Injury Systems in one file.

This program provides assistance to establish innovative projects for the delivery, demonstration, and evaluation of comprehensive medical, vocational, and other rehabilitation services to meet the wide range of needs of individuals with spinal cord injuries.

7. Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Projects (formerly Research Training Grants).

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All of the Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Projects in one file.

The purpose of this program is to expand capability in the field of rehabilitation research by supporting projects that provide advanced training in rehabilitation research. These projects provide research training and experience at an advanced level to individuals with doctoral or similar advanced degrees who have clinical or other relevant experience, including experience in management or basic science research, in fields pertinent to rehabilitation, in order to qualify those individuals to conduct independent research on problems related to disability and rehabilitation.

8. Small Business Innovation Research--Phase I.

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All of the Small Business Innovation Research--Phase I projects in one file.

New ideas and products useful to people with disabilities and the rehabilitation field are encouraged with small business innovation research grants. This three-phase program takes an idea from development to market readiness.

9. Small Business Innovation Research--Phase II.

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All of the Small Business Innovation Research--Phase II projects in one file.

New ideas and products useful to people with disabilities and the rehabilitation field are encouraged with small business innovation research grants. This three-phase program takes an idea from development to market readiness.

10. Americans with Disabilities Act Technical Assistance Projects.

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All of the Americans with Disabilities Act Technical Assistance Projects in one file.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) opens new opportunities for persons with disabilities. It also places new responsibilities on employers, transit and communications systems, state and local governments, and public accommodations. To assist covered parties to understand and comply with the ADA, NIDRR has funded a network of grantees to provide information, training, and technical assistance to businesses and agencies with duties and responsibilities under the ADA and to people with disabilities who have rights under the ADA. Ten regional Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs) are funded to provide information and referral, technical assistance, public awareness, and training on all aspects of the ADA; six National Training Projects (NTPs) target particular groups, organizations, or subject areas for ADA training; two Community Planning and Research Projects (CPRPs) focus on implementing ADA compliance through developing model community programs; and the ADA Technical Assistance Coordinator contract assists all of NIDRR's ADA technical assistance grantees with their activities.

The toll-free number for information, materials, or technical assistance on the ADA is 800/949-4232 (V/TTY). This number will automatically route the DBTAC in the caller's region.

11. NIDRR Contracts.

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All of the NIDRR Contracts in one file.

Through its contracts, NIDRR seeks improved methods, systems, products, and practices involved in the rehabilitation process. NIDRR funds contracts to perform specified activities related to rehabilitation research and information dissemination.



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