Switzer Research Fellowships Program

Grant ID
298653
Grant Category
HHS-ACL
Opportunity ID: 298653
Opportunity Number: HHS-2018-ACL-NIDILRR-SFGE-0244
Opportunity Title: Switzer Research Fellowships Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:  
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:  
CFDA Number(s): 93.433
Eligible Applicants: Individuals
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible Applicants: Only individuals are eligible to apply for Switzer Fellowship grants. Eligible individuals must: (1) Satisfy the requirements of 45 CFR part 75 and (2) have training and experience that indicate a potential for engaging in scientific research related to improving the outcomes of individuals with disabilities. The program provides two categories of research fellowships: Merit Fellowships and Distinguished Fellowships. (a) To be eligible for a Merit Fellowship, an individual must be in the earlier stages of his or her career in research and have either advanced professional training or experience in independent study in an area which is directly pertinent to disability and rehabilitation. (b) To be eligible for a Distinguished Fellowship, an individual must have seven or more years of research experience in subject areas, methods, or techniques relevant to research on rehabilitation, independent living and other experiences and outcomes of individuals with disabilities, and must have a doctorate, other terminal degree, or comparable academic qualifications. Note: Institutions are not eligible to be recipients of Switzer research fellowships. Applicants must submit an eligibility statement describing how they meet the requirements for one of the two eligibility classifications allowed under this program. Foreign entities are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
Agency Code: HHS-ACL
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
Posted Date: Nov 13, 2017
Last Updated Date: Nov 13, 2017
Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Nov 15, 2017
Fiscal Year: 2018
Award Ceiling: $80,000
Award Floor: $70,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $435,000
Expected Number of Awards: 6
Description: Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Research Fellowships Program is to build research capacity by providing support to highly qualified individuals, including those who are individuals with disabilities, to conduct research on the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. Fellows must conduct original research in an area authorized by section 204 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Section 204 authorizes research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, the purposes of which are 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, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities, and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Act. Note: An applicant should consult NIDRR's Long-Range Plan for Fiscal Years 2013-2017 (78 FR 20299) (the Plan) when preparing its application. The Plan is organized around the following outcome domains: (1) community living and participation; (2) health and function; and (3) employment and can be accessed on the Internet at the following site: Federal Register. For more information about NIDILRR and its programs, please go to: https://www.acl.gov/about-acl/about-national-institute-disability-independent-living-and-rehabilitation-research. Applications for grants under the Research Fellowships Program must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site at https://www.grants.gov/. Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application. You may not email an electronic copy of a grant application. You may access the electronic grant application for the Research Fellowships Program at https://www.grants.gov/. You must search for the downloadable application package for this competition by the CFDA number 93.433.
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