Funding Opportunity for Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities

The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)  announced a new funding opportunity under the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) Program on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities. 

The purpose of the RRTCs (which are funded through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program) is to achieve the goals of, and improve the effectiveness of, services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act through well-designed research, training, technical assistance, and dissemination activities in important topic areas as specified by NIDILRR. These activities are designed to benefit rehabilitation service providers, individuals with disabilities, family members, and other stakeholders.

RRTC on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities - The purpose of this particular RRTC is to generate new knowledge about the experiences and outcomes of individuals with disabilities from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds that can be used as a foundation for developing interventions to improve those outcomes. Another purpose of the RRTC is to conduct research on the feasibility and potential effectiveness of methods and models to enhance disability and rehabilitation research capacity and infrastructure at minority-serving institutions.

Note: This competition is limited to minority entities and Indian tribes.

Please visit the link above for more details about the grants and application process. The closing date for applications is April 9, 2018.

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.

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