Grant Opportunties2020-03-18T01:32:32+00:00

Grant Opportunities

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Announces Funding Opportunity for Psychosocial Research

02/1/19 – The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of this year’s Psychosocial Research (PSR) grants cycle, opening February 8, 2019.  Eligible organizations conducting research to address psychological and social factors that affect health, functioning and quality of life for people living with SCI are encouraged to apply.

Award amounts in this competitive grants process range from $150,000 to $400,000.  PSR funding categories range from postdoctoral fellowships and pilot studies to demonstration projects.  A goal of the funding is to identify and prioritize critical gaps in the psychosocial field and develop more effective interventions to improve health and participation in individuals with SCI across the lifespan.

To learn more about the funding categories, eligibility criteria and deadlines, 2020 PSR Application Guide is available using the link above.  Interested applicants must submit a required Letter of Intent, by March 25, 2019, via proposalCENTRAL.

For more information, contact Joy Guihama, PSR Program Officer at

Creating Opportunity & Independence (CO&I) 2019 Project Grants

The funding priorities for CO&I will continue to support innovative projects to improve independence for individuals with spinal cord injury. The six areas of emphasis will also remain the same: Arts, Sports and Recreation, Assistive Technology, Education, Employment, Independent Living and Rehabilitation. As a reminder, we have clarified our definition of “Education” as a means to promote the return to school/university following injury, education readiness, literacy interventions, GED courses and tutoring programs. Other educational activities used as a tool to advance employment, independent living or rehabilitation will reside in these respective areas of CO&I.

The deadline for submitting a CO&I Project Grant Letter of Intent (LOI) to the Neilsen Foundation, via proposalCENTRAL is Friday, January 18, 2019 (5:00 p.m. EST).

COI Application Guide

Paralyzed Veterans of America 2019 Grant Cycle Opens September 1, 2019

Paralyzed Veterans of America Spinal Cord Injury Education & Training Foundation has funded projects, conferences and symposia in the hopes of improving the lives of patients with spinal cord injury/disease (SCI/D) for more than a decade.
Awards will be made in May 2019 for the grant period of
June 1, 2019–May 31, 2019. The 2018 maximum award
is $50,000 for a grant project; $15,000 for a conference
or symposium.  Apply at:

PVA 2019 Education Foundation grant announcement