Switzer Research Fellowships Program

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Title
Switzer Research Fellowships Program
Opportunity ID
310255
Center
NIDILRR
Primary CFDA Number
93.433
Funding Opportunity Number
HHS-2019-ACL-NIDILRR-SFGE-0318
Funding Instrument Type
Grant
Expected Number of Awards Synopsis
6
Length of Project Periods
12-month project period and budget period
Project Period Expected Duration in Months
12
Eligibility Category
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.
Estimated Award Date
Funding Opportunity Description

The purpose of the Switzer Research Fellowships Program is to build research capacity by providing support to highly qualified individuals, including those with disabilities, to conduct high quality 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 knowledge methods, procedures, or rehabilitation technology that maximizes 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.
For Switzer Research Fellowships, NIDILRR wishes to receive applications from qualified individuals, including those with disabilities, whose areas of interest fall within the scope of NIDILRR’s research agenda across the primary outcomes domains of community living and participation, health and function, and employment.
Note: Applicants should consult NIDILRR's Long-Range Plan for Fiscal Years 2013-2017 (78 FR 20299) when preparing their applications. The Plan identifies three major outcome domains: community living and participation, health and function, and employment. Applicants must specify in their abstract and project narrative which of these three outcome domains is the focus of their proposed project. Although applicants may propose projects that address more than one domain, they should specify the primary domain addressed in their proposed project.
Fellows must work principally on the Fellowship during the term of the Research Fellowship grant.

Award Ceiling
80000
Award Floor
70000
Average Projected Award Amount
75000
Due Date for Applications
Date for Informational Conference Call

Last modified on 12/12/2019


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