Active Research Studies

Do you have a research study you would like to see on this page? Complete our application here.

Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) Program: RERC on Individual Mobility and Manipulation

In the area of individual mobility and manipulation, NIDILRR seeks to fund research and development to enhance mobility, physical movement and manipulation of the environment, and to accommodate limitations in manual dexterity among individuals with a variety of disabling conditions. Rehabilitation engineering in this area should result in new or improved products, devices, or technological advances that allow individuals with disabilities to be more mobile, and to manipulate their environments more effectively. Learn more here. Deadline: March 19, 2018

Opportunity to Build or Expand Your Peer Support Program

Shepherd Center is applying for a Dissemination grant for the peer support program that was described in the 2016 ASCIP Audrey Nelson Lectureship.  The program that demonstrated less rehospitalization  and greater growth of self-efficacy in SCI patients receiving intensive peer mentorship has been assembled into a virtual training package that includes implementation assistance.  If funded, Shepherd Center mentors will provide support and instruction for you to implement the program with your mentor(s) and for program evaluation.  Rehabilitation centers interested in potential partnerships can contact Julie Gassaway at