The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL has funded 64 new projects in fiscal year 2019, ranging from six-months long Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects building new technology to five-year centers conducting research and training in rehabilitation interventions.
ACL previously highlighted some grant awards from NIDILRR. Below are links to more information on all of the grantees.
New NIDILRR grants by program type:
- Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Projects (ARRT) 3
- Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) 14
- Fellowships - Distinguished 1
- Fellowships - Merit 5
- Field Initiated Projects (FIP) 17
- Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) 4
- Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (RRTC) 6
- Small Business Innovation Research Phase I (SBIR) 10
- Small Business Innovation Research Phase II (SBIR) 4
New grants by NIDILRR outcome domains and support areas:
- Community Living and Participation 8
- Employment 16
- Health and Function 9
- Capacity Building for Disability and Rehabilitation Research and Training 9
- Knowledge Translation 3
- Technology for Access and Function 19
Note: Each project's research, training, or development activities may address more than one outcome domain and support area.
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.