Funding Opportunities for Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training & Field-Initiated Projects Programs

ACL's National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is announcing several new funding opportunities for Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) and Field-Initiated Projects (FIP) programs.

ARRT Funding Opportunities

Applications due Monday, December 4, 2023 

ARRT grants are intended to increase the number of high-quality disability and rehabilitation researchers. Grants are made to institutions of higher education to provide research training to individuals with doctorates or similar advanced degrees. The researcher trained by these grants will improve the community living and participation, employment, and health and function outcomes for people with disabilities.

FIP Funding Opportunities

Applications due Monday, December 11, 2023 

The purpose of the FIP program is to generate new knowledge through research or to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technologies to maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family/caregiver support, and economic and self-sufficiency of people with disabilities, especially people with the greatest support needs. 
  • FIP Research: Grantees must identify one or more hypotheses or research questions, and based on them, perform an intensive, systematic study directed toward producing new scientific knowledge or better understanding of the subject, problem studied, or body of knowledge. 
  • FIP Development: Grantees 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 the target population. 

To stay current on NIDILRR grant opportunities, please visit and search: NIDILRR or 93.433.NIDILRR, part of ACL, generates new knowledge and promotes its effective use so that people with disabilities can perform activities of their choice in the community. NIDILRR also works to expand society‚Äôs capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for people with disabilities.

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