Knowledge Translation Program


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.

Knowledge Translation: The What, The Why, and The How: PDF (354KB)

How to Apply


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:

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

(Grant #90DP0022)

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


Contact Pimjai Sudsawad at NIDILRR if you have questions about the Knowledge Translation Program funding mechanism.

Last modified on 03/27/2017

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