The U.S. Department of Education is now accepting applications to the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, through the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). The purpose of these projects is to improve the effectiveness of services that advance a wide range of independent living and employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. Applicants for this award must demonstrate how in whole or in part, the needs of individuals with disabilities from minority backgrounds are met.
The first award prioritizes projects which will serve as the Center on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer (Center). This center will conduct rigorous research, development, technical assistance, dissemination, and utilization activities to increase successful technology transfer of rehabilitation technology products and devices developed by NIDRR-funded technology grantees. For more information on this award and to learn how to apply, please click here.
The second award is to fund NIDRR Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers which conduct advanced engineering research, develop and evaluate innovative technologies and provide training opportunities. These centers also seek to solve rehabilitation problems and remove environmental barriers to improvements in employment, community living and participation, and health and function outcomes of individuals with disabilities. For more information on this award and to learn how to apply, please click here.