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

Grant Amount: Commensurate with project scope
Deadline: Letter of Intent Due March 3, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Spinal Cord Injury,
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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 (www.chnfoundation.org/how-to-apply/).  The PSR grants application process begins with submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI), which will be available online in ProposalCentral (https://proposalcentral.altum.com) on Wednesday, January 27th.  Interested applicants must submit a required LOI by Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

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Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: Creating Opportunity & Independence 2021 Awards in Spinal Cord Injury

Grant Amount: Up to $200,000, up to two years
Deadline: Letter of Intent Due February 1, 2021 (application portal opens January 4, 2021)
Category: Health Sciences; Spinal Cord Injury,
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The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is pleased to announce its 2021 Creating Opportunity & Independence (CO&I) funding opportunity for qualifying nonprofit organizations that strive to improve the quality of life for individuals living with spinal cord injury (SCI).

Neilsen Foundation Community Support Grants can be requested for one or two years. The funding objectives include: promoting community integration, participation and independence for individuals living with SCI; removing barriers and fostering access; promoting health and wellness in rehabilitation, through transitional stages, and in the community; addressing regional needs; and encouraging self-efficacy. The six topic areas are:  Arts, Sports and Recreation; Assistive Technology; Education; Employment; Independent Living; and Rehabilitation.

The application process begins with submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI), which will open in ProposalCentral (https://proposalcentral.altum.com) on Monday, January 4, 2021.  The deadline for LOI applications is February 1, 2021; the Application Guide is available on the “How to Apply” page of our website.

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