The Paralyzed Veterans of America Education Foundation was created to fund innovative, educational projects designed to benefit veterans and others living with spinal cord injury or diseases (SCI/D), their families, their caregivers, and healthcare professionals.
The Foundation provides funding in six project categories:
Consumer, Caregiver, and Community Education
The focus is on demonstration projects that seek to improve the health, independence, and quality of life of individuals with SCI/D.
Professional Development and Education
The focus is on programs that improve the knowledge and competencies of professionals providing healthcare and related services to the SCI/D community.
Research Utilization and Dissemination
The focus is on projects that translate research findings into practice.
The focus is on demonstration projects that improve the identification, selection, and use of assistive devices by people with SCI/D.
The focus is on development of companion consumer information guides based on Paralyzed Veterans of America SCI Consortium Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Conferences and Symposia
The focus is on meetings that provide education and opportunities for collaboration among members of the SCI/D community.
The Foundation supports one-year projects for a maximum of $50,000. (Conferences and symposia are supported at a maximum of $15,000.)
Eligible applicants should be members of academic institutions, healthcare providers and organizations, or consumer advocates and organizations. Grantee institutions must be located in the United States or Canada; however, project directors and fellows are not required to be U.S. or Canadian citizens.
Note: The Paralyzed Veterans of America Research Foundation supports innovative research and fellowships that improve the lives of those with SCI/D.
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