Four New Funding Opportunities for Research and Development in Two Areas: Employment of People with Disabilities and Health & Function

February 27, 2018

Four new grant opportunities from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL have been announced under the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects Program (DRRP) in two areas: Employment of People with Disabilities and Health & Function.

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.

DRRP Employment of Individuals with Disabilities (Research) -- Under this grant, applicants must propose a research project aimed at improving the employment outcomes of individuals with disabilities. A grantee must identify one or more hypotheses or research questions and perform an intensive, systematic study directed toward producing: (1) new or full scientific knowledge, or (2) understanding of the subject or problem studied.

DRRP Employment of Individuals with Disabilities (Development) -- Under this grant, applicants must propose a development project that is aimed at improving the employment outcomes of individuals with disabilities. A grantee must use knowledge and understanding gained from research to create materials, devices, systems, or methods, including design and development of prototypes and processes.

DRRP Health & Function (Research) -- Under this grant, applicants must propose a research project aimed at improving health and function outcomes of individuals with disabilities. A grantee must identify one or more hypotheses or research questions and perform an intensive, systematic study directed toward producing: (1) new or full scientific knowledge, or (2) understanding of the subject or problem studied.

DRRP Health & Function (Development) -- Under this grant, applicants must propose a development project that is aimed at improving the health and function of individuals with disabilities. A grantee must use knowledge and understanding gained from research to create materials, devices, systems, or methods, including design and development of prototypes and processes.

Please visit the links above for more details about the grant opportunities and application process. These grant opportunities close on April 23, 2018.

To stay current on NIDILRR grant opportunities, please visit www.grants.gov 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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