Pilot Studies/Scholar Awards

The MR3 Network offers pilot studies funding, scholar award programs and other funding opportunities for researchers needing support and expertise to complete their medical rehabilitation research projects.

MR3 Network Member Description Upcoming Deadlines
AR3T

The AR3T pilot program encourages new collaborations between regenerative medicine and rehabilitative medicine researchers; and supports the development of novel regenerative rehabilitation paradigms with the potential to improve patient health outcomes. Funds are distributed to investigators either working independently or in collaboration with one of the AR3T participating laboratories. The proposed project must include both a regenerative medicine component as well as a rehabilitative component. Learn more and apply.

LOIs due Dec. 1, 2017
REACT - Pilot Studies The central goal of the REACT pilot studies program is to catalyze the success of medical rehabilitation researchers and interdisciplinary teams by providing consultation, seed funds, key expertise and resources for the conduct of innovative pilot projects, early-stage proof-of-concept studies, and futility studies needed to shape more definitive clinical trials. Learn more and apply. LOIs due Dec. 13, 2017
CLDR - Large Data Pilot Studies The CLDR pilot studies program is designed to offer practical experience in managing, analyzing, and interpreting findings using large data analytics and secondary data analysis. Large data pilot studies includes research examining questions using a large administrative or healthcare research dataset. Learn more. LOIs due: Feb. 1, 2018
CLDR - Travel Award for Secondary Data Analysis of Archived Studies is a new opportunity for early career researchers, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students to perform secondary analysis of data from studies in the Archive of Data on Disability to Enable Policy and research (ADDEP) repository. Award recipients will participate in the CLDR Symposium at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) annual conference. Funds, up to $2,500, will support conference registration, travel, and accommodations. Learn more. LOIs due: Feb. 1, 2018
TREAT TREAT offers pilot project grants to support the development and commercialization of novel rehabilitation and assistive technology ideas. Innovators from all professional backgrounds are encouraged to submit proposals for competitive review. Proposals typically focus on devices that address a clear rehabilitation or assistive need and have developed past the concept stage of design. Applications describing either disruptive technologies or incremental technology improvements are welcome, as are technologies that may have limited market size but high potential for improving the life of an individual by lessening the impact of disease or disability.Learn more. Abstract deadline: Feb. 12, 2018
REACT - Scholar Awards The REACT Center offers Scholar Awards to facilitate medical rehabilitation research that has the potential to catalyze high-impact clinical trials. Applicants may apply for funds to facilitate access to the extensive REACT Center suite of UAB resources to meet their research needs. Learn more. Open year round
CLDR - Data Sharing Studies The CLDR pilot studies program is designed to offer practical experience in managing, analyzing, and interpreting findings using large data analytics and secondary data analysis. Data sharing and archiving pilot studies involve the archiving of existing data from a completed study. Learn more. Open year round
NCSRR NCSRR awards seed grants for innovative, well-designed pilot projects to accelerate the development of advanced simulation techniques and the use of simulations in rehabilitation research. Pilot project awardees may request funding up to $40,000 for their research. Learn more. Closed
NC NM4R NM4R pilot studies grants will support rehabilitation neuroscience research of new directions and/or innovative applications of neuromodulatory methods/technologies. They are designed to promote the growth of the rehabilitation neuroscience that utilizes neuromodulatory techniques and methodologies, by providing NM4R research resources and expertise towards the development of potential new projects that are fundable and sustainable through extramural funding mechanisms. Learn more. Closed

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