Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: Spinal Cord Injury Psychosocial Research Award

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is pleased to announce its Psychosocial Research (PSR) funding opportunity opening January 27, 2021.  Eligible organizations interested in research to address psychological and social factors that affect health, functioning, and quality of life for people living with SCI are encouraged to apply.

Goals for this funding are to identify and prioritize critical gaps in the psychosocial field and develop more effective interventions that improve health and participation in individuals with SCI across their lifespan.  Topics of interest include—but are not limited to—research on aging, caregiving (formal and informal networks), employment, health behaviors and fitness, independent living, self-management, and technology access.

The 2022 PSR Application Guide and deadline information are now available on our website (  The PSR grants application process begins with submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI), which will be available online in ProposalCentral ( on Wednesday, January 27th.  Interested applicants must submit a required LOI by Wednesday, March 3, 2021.