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Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Opens 2015 Grants Cycle

Psychosocial Research and Spinal Cord Injury Grants

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Announces 2015 Psychosocial Research and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Grants


 The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of its 2015 Psychosocial Research Grants cycle, with awards ranging from $100,000 to $300,000.

 Under this competitive grants process, proposed research projects should focus on the interrelation of psychological (e.g., behavioral, emotional, cognitive) and social (e.g., interpersonal, community, environmental) factors with health, disability, participation and other quality of life factors relevant to people living with SCI.

 Research topics of particular interest include: Aging; Caregiving (formal and informal networks); Employment/Work; Health Behaviors and Fitness; Independent Living/ Lifestyle; Self-Management/Self-Care; and Technology Access.

 Psychosocial research topics can address persons with SCI across the lifespan, including targeted population subgroups or specific aspects of psychological and social support factors that impact health, functioning or quality of life. Research can involve qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies.

 There are three available grant funding opportunities that include Postdoctoral Fellowships, Pilot Research and Proof of Concept Research.

 The application process begins with submitting a required Letter of Intent (LOI) online by Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 5:00 PM (Eastern Time). Only those applicants invited through the LOI process may submit a full grant application.


 For more details on eligibility requirements, please review the Neilsen Foundation Psychosocial Research Grants Application Guide, located at

 For other questions, contact Joy Guihama, Program Officer, at


Established in 2002, the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is the largest private foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living with SCI by supporting innovative program services, specialty training and research on effective therapies and treatments leading to a cure. Mr. Neilsen, a successful business entrepreneur and philanthropist, lived with a high-level spinal cord injury for 21 years until his passing in November 2006. Today, the Foundation funds SCI scientific research (preclinical, translational, clinical and psychosocial research); quality of life programs; scholarships for students with SCI; postdoctoral and SCI medicine fellowships; and other projects to support the SCI community throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, please visit


Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 14:25