Within ACL, the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitative Research (NIDILRR) works to generate new knowledge and promote its effective use to improve the abilities of individuals with disabilities to perform activities of their choice in the community; and to expand society's capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for people with disabilities. NIDILRR conducts its work through grants that support research.
Two new grant opportunities from NIDILRR have been announced under the Field Initiated Projects program. The purpose is to generate new knowledge through research or to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities.
See a description and links to more information on the two grant opportunities below:
- Field Initiated Projects Program (Research)
In carrying out research under this grant, a grantee must identify one or more hypotheses or research questions and perform an intensive, systematic study toward producing new scientific knowledge or better understanding of the subject.
- Field Initiated Projects Program (Development)
In carrying out a development activity under this grant, a grantee must use knowledge and understanding gained from research to create materials, devices, systems, methods, measures, techniques, tools, prototypes, processes, or intervention protocols, that are beneficial to individuals with disabilities.
Please visit the links above for more details about the grants and application process. Both opportunities close on February 8, 2017.
To stay current on NIDILRR grant opportunities, please visit www.grants.gov and search: NIDILRR or 93.433.