ACL Blog: New Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects Grant for Traumatic Brain Injury

Blog Post March 17, 2017

A new grant opportunity from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL has been announced under the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects Program (DRRP) for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model System Centers Program.

The purpose of the DRRP program is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities (including international activities) 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.

The TBI Model System Centers must provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary services to individuals with traumatic brain injury and conduct research that contributes to evidence-based rehabilitation interventions and clinical and practice guidelines. It must generate new knowledge that can be used to improve outcomes of individuals with TBI in one or more of these domains: health and function, community living and participation, and employment. Applicants must propose research that contributes to the development of evidence-based traumatic brain injury rehabilitation practices through the advancement of science at any stage of research.

Please visit the link above for more details about the grant opportunity and application process. This grant opportunity closes on May 9, 2017.

To stay current on NIDILRR grant opportunities, please visit and search: NIDILR R or 93.433.

Within ACL, 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 and development.