New funding opportunities from ACL's National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) have been announced for the Field Initiated (FI) Projects Program for minority-serving institutions.
The purpose of the Field Initiated Projects is to 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. Another purpose is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
- Minority-Serving Institution: Research--The purpose of this grant opportunity is to improve the capacity of minority-serving institutions to conduct high-quality disability and rehabilitation research and development. In carrying out a research activity under a FIP research grant, a grantee must identify one or more hypotheses or research questions and, based on the hypotheses or research questions identified, perform an intensive, systematic study directed toward producing (1) new scientific knowledge, or (2) better understanding of the subject, problem studied, or body of knowledge.
- Minority-Serving Institution: Development--The purpose of this grant opportunity is to improve the capacity of minority-serving institutions to conduct high-quality disability and rehabilitation research and development. In carrying out a development activity under a FIP development grant, a grantee must must use knowledge and understanding gained from research to create materials, devices, systems, methods, measures, techniques, tools, prototypes, processes, or intervention protocols that are beneficial to the target population.
Please visit the links above for more details about the grant opportunities and application process. These grant opportunities close on February 8, 2022.
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.