May is Older Americans Month. Visit ACL's official page to Connect, Create, and Contribute!

Two New Research Grant Opportunities: Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Psychiatric Disabilities and Information & Communication Technologies Access

February 15, 2019

Two new grant opportunities from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL have been announced.

Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) Program on Information and Communication Technologies Access: NIDILRR seeks to fund research and development toward innovative technologies and strategies that will make information and communication technologies optimally accessible and usable for people with disabilities.

The purpose of the RERC program is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act by conducting advanced engineering research on and development of innovative technologies that are designed to solve particular rehabilitation problems or to remove environmental barriers. RERCs also demonstrate and evaluate such technologies, facilitate service delivery system changes, stimulate the production and distribution of new technologies and equipment in the private sector, and provide training opportunities.

Please visit the link above for more details about the grant opportunity and application process. This grant opportunity closes on April 12, 2019.

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Psychiatric Disabilities: The purpose of this grant is to conduct research, training, technical assistance, and related activities to contribute to improved employment outcomes of adults with psychiatric disabilities. This funding opportunity reflects an ongoing collaboration between NIDILRR and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The purpose of the RRTC program, which are funded through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, is to achieve the goals of, and improve the effectiveness of, services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act through well-designed research, training, technical assistance, and dissemination activities in important topic areas as specified by NIDILRR. These activities are designed to benefit rehabilitation service providers, individuals with disabilities, family members, and other stakeholders.

Please visit the link above for more details about the grant opportunity and application process. This grant opportunity closes on April 13, 2019.

To stay current on NIDILRR grant opportunities, please visit 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.

By clicking “save,” I acknowledge that all fields marked with an asterisk are required. We ask for your email address so we can contact you for additional information if necessary. Your email address will not be published on the public site. Your name and your comment may remain published on this site indefinitely. We will delete any comments that include vulgar language, hate speech or personal attacks, or which do not pertain to the topic at hand. We also may delete comments that include personal information about another person. If a comment is received that contains non-publishable material, we reserve the right to either edit the comment to remove these elements or to delete the comment.

Last modified on 02/15/2019

Back to Top