Generating new knowledge is central to NIDILRR's mission, but new knowledge that is not used or adopted in some way is unhelpful. The Knowledge Translation Program helps to ensure that knowledge generated by grantees is used or adopted by its intended users, especially persons with disabilities and their families.
How to Apply
Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, and other organizations and/or agencies.
As a rough guideline, check the preceding link between October and April every year.
View the Guide to Applying for some helpful application tips.
The Knowledge Translation Program accounts for 3% of NIDILRR's FY Grant Funding. Note: This percentage does not include contracts, a separate budget item.
Currently the following grantees and contracts comprise the program:
- The Americans with Disabilities Act Knowledge Translation Center (90DP0015) Seattle, WA
- The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (90DP0012) Washington, DC
- Center on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer (90DP0054) Amherst, NY
- Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (90DP0077) Austin, TX
- Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (90DP0027) Austin, TX
- National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) (Contract: GS-06F-0726Z) Landover, Maryland)
- ABLEDATA (Contract) Falls Church, VA.
Select Accomplishments for FY 2015
Systemic Review of Nonmedical Interventions Examines the Employment of Cancer Survivors
Southeast Educational Development Laboratory, a subsidiary of the American Institutes for Research
The Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research conducted a meta-analysis of experimental and quasi-experimental studies focusing on behavioral, psychological, educational, or vocational interventions with cancer survivors ages 18 or older, and the impact on employment of these interventions.
A meta-analysis is a systematic statistical examination across a series of studies used to combine findings and identify a single conclusion that has increased statistical power than the individual studies themselves possess.
The meta-analysis did not provide strong, statistically supported evidence of the impact of the reviewed interventions. In response to these findings, the researchers called for additional studies, with greater methodological rigor, to be conducted. A summary of this meta-analysis can be found at http://campbellcollaboration.org/lib/project/225/.
Contact Pimjai Sudsawad at NIDILRR if you have questions about the Knowledge Translation Program funding mechanism.