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Craig H. Neilsen Foundation RFP on Psychosocial Research and Spinal Cord Injury

Monday, March 10, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Bernadette Rensing
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OPPORTUNITY TITLE: Neilsen Foundation Psychosocial Research Grants and the Spinal Cord Injury Field



GRANTOR: Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

REGIONS: United States and Canada

LOI CLOSES: 3/14/2014

GRANTS: $100,000-$300,000

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Craig H. Neilsen Foundation’s REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ON

Psychosocial Research and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)


The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grants cycle, open to eligible organizations conducting research on the interrelation of psychological, social and other quality of life factors that will benefit individuals living with SCI. Under this competitive grants process, the three funding levels include Postdoctoral Fellowships, Pilot Research and “Proof of Concept” Research grants, with awards ranging from $100,000 to $300,000. 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) by March 14, 2014. Interested applicants should visit to review the current Psychosocial Research Grant Application Guide for eligibility and deadlines.



The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation was established in 2002 as a private foundation dedicated to spinal cord injury (SCI) research and quality of life programs for people living with SCI. Mr. Neilsen lived with a high level spinal cord injury for 21 years until his passing in 2006. He was a visionary with an entrepreneurial spirit who led his companies with inexhaustible passion. He lived each day to the fullest with courage, determination, and dignity. While he worked hard and was grateful for what he had, he always remembered others who were experiencing challenges similar to his own. Craig Neilsen wanted his Foundation to contribute in a significant way to SCI research and to offer those with SCI the quality of life they deserve. Today, the mission of the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is to improve the quality of life for those living with SCI and support scientific exploration for effective therapies and treatments leading to a cure. For more information, visit

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