New Funding Opportunity for Projects on Technology to Promote Independence and Community Living and Knowledge Translation for Employment Research

March 30, 2020

The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL has opened a new funding opportunities for the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) on Technology to Promote Independence and Community Living and Knowledge Translation for Employment Research. 

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 on Technology to Promote Independence and Community LivingUnder this particular DRRP priority, NIDILRR aims to sponsor research and development activities toward technologies that support community living and independent living of people with disabilities – particularly people who are aging with disabilities. With these DRRP grants, NIDILRR has a particular interest in funding research and development toward technologies that support people with disabilities in rural, frontier, or tribal communities.

View more details and application instructions.

Please visit the link above for more details about the grant opportunity and application process. This grant opportunity closes on May 26, 2020.


DRRP on Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment ResearchUnder this particular DRRP priority, NIDILRR has adopted the framework of knowledge translation (KT) to help promote the effective use of research findings by people with disabilities, policymakers, service providers, and other important research stakeholders. The objective of the funding opportunity is to identify and promote the use of relevant findings and products that can be used to improve employment outcomes of people with disabilities.

View more details and application instructions.

Please visit the link above for more details about the grant opportunity and application process. This grant opportunity closes on May 26, 2020.


To stay current on NIDILRR grant opportunities, please visit 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.


Last modified on 05/07/2020


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