Established in 2002, the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation has evolved into the largest private funder of spinal cord injury research, rehabilitation, and clinical training in the United States. The foundation funds scientific research (preclinical, translational, clinical, and psychosocial); opportunity and independence programs; scholarships for students with SCI; postdoctoral and SCI medicine fellowships; and other projects designed to support the SCI community in the United States and Canada.
To advance this mission, the foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for its Psychosocial Research grants program. A goal of the program is to identify and prioritize critical gaps in the psychosocial field and help develop interventions that improve the health of and quality of life for individuals with SCI across the lifespan. Funding categories range from postdoctoral fellowships to pilot and demonstration project grants.
Award amounts will range between $150,000 and $400,000.
To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization which conducts research that addresses psychological and social factors affecting health, functioning, and quality of life for people living with spinal cord injuries.
The foundation will accept LOIs from February 1 to March 25. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by July 1, 2019.
For a complete program description, application instructions, and a downloadable application guide, see the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation website.