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Call for Applications: Neilsen Foundation’s Psychosocial Research Grants
The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is the largest private foundation dedicated to spinal cord injury (SCI) research and quality of life programs for people living with SCI.
The Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grant cycle is now open to eligible organizations that conduct research on the interrelation of psychological, social and other quality of life factors that will benefit individuals living with SCI. The 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 overall goal for these grants is to lead to “better outcomes for people living with SCI.” Psychosocial research topics can address persons with SCI across the lifespan, including targeted SCI population subgroups or specific aspects of psychological and social support factors that impact health, functioning or quality of life. Research can involve qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies.
Interested applicants are encouraged to review the grant application guide, available at www.chnfoundation.org, for more details. The Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grant application process begins with submitting a required Letter of Intent (LOI) online by March 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Eastern Time).
The Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grants program has 3 funding categories:
~ NEILSEN POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP GRANTS: For individuals with a PhD, MD, DVM or comparable research degree that was attained prior to the LOI submission deadline of March 14, 2014. These grants are intended to provide mentored psychosocial research training in SCI. These grants provide two years of funding at $75,000 per year (for a total of $150,000).
~ NEILSEN PILOT GRANTS: For independent junior investigators beyond the postdoctoral level (i.e., Instructor, Assistant Professor or equivalent research position) or for psychosocial research projects that are considered “high risk/high gain,” conducted by junior or established investigators. These grants provide one year of funding, up to $100,000.
~ NEILSEN PROOF OF CONCEPT GRANTS: For established investigators (i.e., at the level of Associate Professor or above) to open new areas of SCI psychosocial research or fill important gaps in the SCI field. These grants provide two years of funding at $150,000 per year (for a total of $300,000).
Awarded grants will be funded in early 2015.
All three Neilsen Psychosocial Research grant funding categories require an online Letter of Intent (LOI) submission by March 14, 2014. LOIs will be reviewed and only those applicants invited through the LOI process may submit a full grant application.
The following general eligibility requirements apply to all three funding categories:
1. Applicants must work in a nonprofit academic institution, research organization/institution or rehabilitation facility with a demonstrated capability to conduct grant funded research. An applicant is not required to be a citizen of the United States or Canada to apply for a Neilsen Foundation research grant; however, the applicant must be employed by an eligible organization/institution located in either country (see item 2 for additional information). Each application must include the appropriate endorsement of an official who is responsible for the administration of awarded funds.
2. Applying organizations/institutions must be located in the United States or Canada. Neilsen Foundation research grants are not awarded to individuals, private foundations or certain 509(a)(3), Type III supporting organizations.
3. Applicants must have a PhD, MD, DVM or other equivalent professional degree at the time of the LOI submission. The Neilsen Foundation does not provide grants to undergraduate or predoctoral students. Proof of Concept Grant applicants should have a proven track record of psychosocial research and spinal cord injury experience.
4. The Neilsen Foundation discourages concurrent applications with overlapping aims from Postdoctoral Fellows and their mentor/sponsor(s) on multiple funding categories of this grant program.
For more details on eligibility requirements, please review the Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grants Application Guide, located at www.chnfoundation.org.
Interested applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grants Application Guide, located at www.chnfoundation.org. The application process begins with submitting a required Letter of Intent (LOI) online by March 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Eastern Time).
Scott and Paul Pearsall Scholarship
$10,000 to support work that seeks to increase the public’s understanding of the psychological pain and stigma experienced by adults who live with physical disabilities.
Deadline: October 1, 2014
Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation
The Scott and Paul Pearsall Scholarship supports graduate work that seeks to increase the public’s understanding of the psychological pain and stigma experienced by adults living with physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy.
Encourage talented students to orient their careers to understanding the psychological effect of stigma on people with disabilities.
Develop strategies to improve the public’s understanding of the psychological pain and stigma felt by individuals with physical disability, in order to reduce harmful misconceptions.
Encourage dissemination of findings to the public, expressly through media.
Amount: One $10,000 scholarship.
Be full-time graduate students in good standing at an accredited university.
Have received IRB approval before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
Application materials must be submitted online.
ChairScholars National Scholarship Program
Available to students in every state in the continental U.S., the ChairScholars National Scholarship Program provides eligible high school seniors and college undergrads up to $20,000 for tuition to attend the college or university of their choice.
National ChairScholar recipients have been accepted at some of the nation’s most respected colleges and universities including Penn State University, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, Purdue University, University of Wisconsin, Yale University, New York University, University of Florida and Tulane among others. Our scholarship recipients are bright and ambitious students, who have overcome the challenge of their disability by focusing on the goal to excel academically, and become instrumental members of their communities. They are the next generation of leaders.
To date, the ChairScholars Foundation has awarded 304 National Scholarships throughout the United States.
To qualify for a National Scholarship, applicants must:
The student must have a serious physical challenge and may or may not use a wheelchair for mobility. The physical challenge must be significant and affect activities of daily living. No minor disability will be considered.
Must have verifiable unmet financial need.
Must have at least a B average.
Must be a high school senior or college undergrad. We do not fund graduate studies.
The applicant must show some form of significant community service or social contribution in the past.
APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT REGARD TO GENDER, RACE, CREED, OR RELIGION.
Fifteen to twenty new students are taken yearly and are given $1,000-5,000 per year for each college year to a maximum of $20,000 total.
You must include:
A good quality recent photograph, full body shot as opposed to head shot.
A 300-500 word essay outlining:
How you became physically challenged.
How your situation has affected you and your family.
Your goals and aspirations for the future.
Three letters of recommendation.
Include your Parent's or Guardian's Federal income tax return from last year. If you are on SSI or some other form of aid you must inform us. If your parents are divorced, please send both tax returns.
Send your High School transcripts, including your SAT and ACT scores and any honors or achievements you have earned.
Physician's documentation of your disability.
If you have obtained any other scholarships already you MUST inform us of that fact.
FIRM DEADLINE: Please send your application by April 15th. Your application will be reviewed, and we will contact you if anything is missing. No e-mail applications will be accepted.
Little People of America College and Vocational Scholarships
For the 2014-2015 school year, applications are due April 22, 2014.
Scholarships are given, in order of preference to:
• members of LPA who have a medically diagnosed form of dwarfism
• immediate family members of dwarfs who are also paid members of LPA
• people with dwarfism who are not members of LPA
• disabled students in general
• non-disabled students who can demonstrate a need for financial educational assistance
LPA scholarship awards shall be limited to two awards for undergraduate studies and one for graduate studies, effective beginning the 2011-2012 school year.