ACL Blog: New Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems Grant Opportunity

Blog Post March 16, 2017

A new grant opportunity from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL has been announced under the Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems (SCIMS) Multi-Site Collaborative Research Project.

The SCIMS program is designed to provide a multidisciplinary system of rehabilitation care specifically to meet the needs of individuals with spinal cord injury. For the purposes of this program, spinal cord injury is defined as a clinically discernible degree of neurologic impairment of the spinal cord following a traumatic event.

The purpose of this grant is to support multi-site research topics related to rehabilitation following spinal cord injury. The grant must include collaborative multi-site research with three or more of the NIDILRR-funded SCIMS centers. The proposed research must be designed to contribute to outcomes of individuals with spinal cord injury in one or more of these domains: health and function, community living and participation, and employment.

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: NIDILRR 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.