NIDILRR Forecast: Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research

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NIDILRR Forecasting Several Research Funding Opportunities

The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL has forecasted several research funding opportunities that will be open in the near future. These grants come under three funding programs: Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP), Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC), and Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC). 


Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP)

The purpose of the DRRP program is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities (including international activities) to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities.


Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC)

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.


Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC)

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.


To stay current on NIDILRR grant opportunities, please visit grants.gov 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.

 

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