Rehabilitation Research News

November 13, 2023

The November 13, 2023, edition of NCMRR Rehabilitation Research News has been published.

In it, NCMRR Director Theresa Cruz shares the availability of administrative supplements that recognize the essential role of effective mentorship in developing future researchers and building a diverse scientific workforce. Through the reissue of a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) led by the Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity (COSWD) office, NIH will award up to $18 million in fiscal year 2024 (FY24), contingent upon NIH funding. These institutional awards supplement the existing awards of program directors and principal investigators who engage in outstanding DEIA mentorship. Because such efforts may not be appropriately recognized or compensated, these awards aim to reach individuals with limited NIH support.

Dr. Cruz would like to remind you that applications for Understanding and Mitigating Health Disparities experienced by People with Disabilities caused by Ableism (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (RFA-HD-24-007) are due November 29, 2023. In addition, the recording of the informational webinar about the RFA held on November 9 is now available.

She would also like to invite you to attend the Trans-NIH Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) Workshop: Roadmap to Consensus and Building Awareness, scheduled for Friday, November 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. The National Eye Institute is excited to partner with NICHD and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to incorporate expertise on pediatrics, rehabilitation, behavioral science, and neuroimaging. Register to watch the videocast on November 17.

There's also information on a number of notices and funding opportunities, so please read the newsletter, see past editions, and subscribe!