ACL's National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is announcing the 2021 cohort of the Advanced Rehabilitation Research and Training (ARRT) Program grantees. The project period for these grants is June 1, 2021 – May 31, 2026 and awards a total of $4 million.
The 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. This new cadre of disability and rehabilitation researchers will improve the community living and participation, employment, and health and function outcomes for people with disabilities.
ARRT Grant Recipients:
- University of New Hampshire ARRT Program on Employment will address the ongoing employment gap between people with and without disabilities. This project will train individuals with doctoral degrees to use secondary data to investigate demographic, geographic, and time trends in the employment of people with disabilities.
- Northwestern University ARRT Program on Interventions for Neurologic Communication Disorders will target research to support evidence-based practice in communication sciences and disorders. This project will prepare individuals with doctoral degrees in communication sciences and disorders in clinically applied research.
- University of Washington ARRT Program on Physical Computing and Fabrication to Support Innovations for Community Living and Participation will train individuals with doctoral degrees to create physical objects that can revolutionize the range and customizability of assistive technology available to people with disabilities.
- University of Washington ARRT Program on Policy Research will collaborate with the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program to train individuals with doctoral degrees to conduct disability and rehabilitation policy research.
Contact Anne Ordway at NIDILRR if you have questions about the ARRT Program.
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’s capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for people with disabilities.