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Applications for spinal cord injury and disease research

Paralyzed Veterans of America
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Founded in 1946, the Paralyzed Veterans of America aims to ensure that every veteran of every age, every branch, and every conflict regains what they fought for: their freedom and independence.

The foundation invites applications for research grants and fellowships. Grants will be awarded in support of innovative research and fellowships with the potential to improve the lives of those with spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) in the following categories:

Basic Science: Laboratory research in the basic sciences to find a cure for SCI/D.

Clinical: Clinical and functional studies of the medical, psychosocial, and economic effects of SCI/D, and interventions to alleviate these effects.

Design and Development: New or improved rehabilitative and assistive technology/devices for people with SCI/D to improve function, including improving the identification, selection, and utilization of these devices.

Fellowships: For postdoctoral scientists, clinicians, and engineers to encourage training and specialization in spinal cord research.

Projects should be designed to find better treatments and cures for paralysis and support efforts to improve the quality of life of individuals with SCI/D until improved clinical treatments, technologies, or cures are discovered, as well as to train postdoctoral fellow investigators and encourage them to specialize in spinal cord research.

The foundation supports one- to three-year grants in all categories, with awards of up to $200,000 in the basic science, clinical applications, and design and development categories, and grants of up to $150,000 in the fellowship category.

To be eligible, applicants must have a professional degree (PhD or MD preferred), and eligible grantee institutions must be in the United States or Canada. However, investigators are not required to be citizens of the U.S. or Canada.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Paralyzed Veterans of America website.

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Submissions to this sponsor/donor are managed by the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations. Please contact your unit-assigned ASUF Director of Development or Research Advancement Specialist at your earliest convenience to ensure ASU's strategic coordination and management of funding applications.

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