ACL National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research NIDILRR Field Initiated Projects Program
ACL: Field Initiated Projects Program (Research)
from the PDF of guidelines:
Due Date for Letter of Intent (requested, but not required): 12/22/2021
Due Date for Applications: 01/16/2022
ACL: Field Initiated Projects Program (Development)
from PDF of guidelines: Due Date for Applications: 01/15/2022
The purpose of the Field Initiated Projects program is to generate new knowledge through research or to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technologies that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and self-sufficiency of people with disabilities, especially people with the highest support needs. In carrying out a research activity under a Field Initiated Projects 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.
The Plan is organized around the following outcome domains that are critical to the lives of people with disabilities: (1) community living and participation; (2) health and function; and (3) employment. Applicants for FI projects must specify in their abstract and project narrative which of these major outcome domains their proposed project will focus on. Although applicants may propose projects that address more than one domain, they should specify the primary domain addressed in their proposed project.