RFP Summary provided by the agency
The purpose of NIDILRR’s Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP), which are funded through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, including international activities, to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities, and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation Act).
Under this particular DRRP priority, NIDILRR aims to sponsor research and development activities toward technologies that support community living and independent living of people with disabilities – particularly people who are aging with disabilities. With these DRRP grants, NIDILRR has a particular interest in funding research and development toward technologies that support people with disabilities in rural, frontier, or tribal communities.
What is the mission and focus of the program: research, social, economic or others?
Research and Development
How do you submit to this opportunity?
Apply through grants.gov
Who are the target applicants: cities, universities, companies, small business, nonprofits, or others?
- State governments
- Small businesses
- For profit organizations other than small businesses
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
- City or township governments
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
- County governments
- Private institutions of higher education
- Independent school districts
- Special district governments
- Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Example project(s) summaries from past RFPs:
NIDILRR aims to sponsor research and development activities toward technologies that support community living and independent living of people with disabilities & particularly people who are aging with disabilities. With these DRRP grants, NIDILRR has a particular interest in funding research and development toward technologies that support people with disabilities in rural, frontier, or tribal communities.
- Bendixen, R. M., Horn, K., & Levy, C. (2007). Using telerehabilitation to support elders with chronic illness in their homes. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 23(1), 47-51.
- Ghoseiri, K., Allami, M., Soroush, M. R., & Rastkhadiv, M. Y. (2018). Assistive technologies for pain management in people with amputation: a literature review. Military Medical Research, 5(1), 1.
- Goldberg, K. (2012). What Is Automation?. Automation Science and Engineering. 1-2.
- Matlabi, H., Parker, S.G. & McKee, K. (2011). The contribution of home-based technology to older people’s quality of life in extra care housing. BMC Geriatrics; 11: 68.
- Mathew, A.R., Al Hajj, A. & Al Abri, A. (2011). Human-Computer Interaction (HCI): An overview, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Automation Engineering. pp. 99-100.
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