NC NM4R Pilot Awards

April 27, 2023

The National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation is happy to announce that we have awarded five Pilot Project Program grants for the 2023-2024 funding cycle.  Pilot Project Grants support rehabilitation neuroscience research that utilizes neuromodulatory methods/technologies. Our goal is to promote the growth of rehabilitation neuroscience research using neuromodulatory techniques and methodologies by providing NC NM4R research resources and expertise towards the development of new projects that will be sustainable through extramural funding mechanisms.

For the 2023-2024 funding cycle, the NC NM4R has made five Pilot Project Grant Awards:

  • Deborah Barany, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Georgia, Kinesiology
    "The effect of mild traumatic brain injury on corticospinal excitability during complex action preparation"
  • Parneet Grewal, M.D., Assistant Professor, Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Neurology
    "Accelerated rTMS for Post-stroke Apathy: Targeting Amotivation Toward Improving Whole Health and Rehabilitation Engagement"
  • Alan Needle, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Appalachian State University, Public Health and Exercise Science
    "Training ReActivation from the Cortex to the Knee (TRACK)"

  • Sharyl Samargia-Grivette, Ph.D., CCC-SL, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, Communications Sciences and Disorder
    "Combining cerebellar tDCS with CILT in non-fluent aphasia: a novel approach to target discourse"

  • Marlon Wong, PT, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy, University of Miami, Physical Therapy
    "Addressing Disparities in Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation: A Mixed Methods Approach to Optimize Access for Underrepresented Racial Minorities"

Please learn more about these awards and visit our Pilot Project Funding Program pages!