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Field Initiated Research Projects Awarded for Supporting Community Living of People with Disabilities

November 14, 2017

Grants from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL have been awarded under the Field Initiated Projects (FIP) for Research and Development.

The purpose of FIP is to generate new knowledge through research or 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. These projects are unique because they come from ideas proposed by the field.

Each grant's funding level is approximately $200,000 per year for three years starting September 30, 2017.

See highlights of anticipated outcomes from a sampling of FIP grants:

Visit here for more information about 2017 NIDILRR grantees.

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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Last modified on 11/14/2017


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