Grants Aid Programs for Individuals With Spinal Cord Injuries
The Paralyzed Veterans of America is dedicated to veterans’ service, medical research, and civil rights for people with disabilities.From coordinating workshops for health professionals to producing educational materials to sponsoring fellowships in spinal cord medicine, the Paralyzed Veterans of America Education Foundation helps develop tools that share spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) knowledge and improve the lives of those with SCI/D. The Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, provides funding in six project categories:
- Consumer and community education to improve the health, independence and quality of life for individuals with SCI/D
- Professional development and education to improve the knowledge and competencies of health professionals who serve the SCI/D community, including fellowship and traineeship programs
- Research utilization and dissemination, which translates findings into practice
- Assistive technology—Development of teaching tools or pilot programs that demonstrate innovative approaches to the use of assistive devices
- Conferences and symposia that provide education and collaboration opportunities for members of the SCI/D community
- Consumer Guides to develop companion consumer information guides based on PVA SCI Consortium Clinical Practice Guidelines.
These projects should be designed to improve the quality of life for individuals with SCI/D, educate consumers about the consequences of and complications associated with SCI/D, improve the knowledge and skills of SCI/D health care professionals and to prevent the occurrence and complications of new SCI/D.
Members of academic institutions, healthcare providers and organizations, and consumer advocates and organizations throughout the United States and Canada are eligible to apply for grants of up to $50,000.
Visit the Foundation’s website to review the Policies and Procedures document and to submit an online application.