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Craig H. Neilsen Foundation announces new funding initiative for psychosocial research in the spinal cord injury field

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of its new Neilsen Psychosocial Research initiative, open to eligible organizations conducting research on the interrelation of psychological, social, and other quality of life factors that will benefit individuals living with spinal cord injury (SCI). Under this competitive grants process, the three funding levels include Post-Doctoral Psychosocial Fellowships, Pilot Psychosocial Research, and “Proof of Concept” Psychosocial Research, with grant awards ranging from $75,000 to $150,000 per year. The Neilsen Foundation is specifically interested in research that focuses on one, or more, of the following areas: Aging, Caregiving, Employment, Health Behaviors and Fitness, Independent Living, Self-Management, and Technology Access.

The Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grant application process begins with submitting a required Letter of Intent (LOI) due by April 15, 2013. Interested applicants should visit New window icon to review the current Psychosocial Research Grant Application Guide for eligibility requirements and deadlines.

About the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation  

Established in 2002, the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is the largest private foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living with spinal cord injury (SCI) by supporting innovative program services, specialty training, and research on effective therapies and treatments leading to a cure. Mr. Neilsen, a successful business entrepreneur and philanthropist, lived with a high-level spinal cord injury for 21 years until his passing in November 2006. Today, the Foundation funds SCI scientific research (preclinical, translational, clinical, and psychosocial research), quality of life programs, postdoctoral and SCI medicine fellowships, and other projects to support the SCI community throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, please visit New window icon 

2/28/2013 12:05:00 AM

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