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Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Grant Program

Fiscal Year 2020 Request for Proposals

In consultation with the Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council, the Minnesota Office of Higher Education is currently accepting proposals for the Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Annual Research Grant. In fiscal year 2019, there is $1,455,000 available to fund initiatives focusing on spinal cord injury research, and $1,455,000 available to fund initiatives focusing on traumatic brain injury research. The overall objective of this program is to foster and encourage innovative research for treatment and rehabilitative techniques for spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries.
Three funding options are available:

Tier 1: Pilot Project Grant

  • Max Request: $125,000.
  • Project Time: 2 years + 1-year no cost extension.
  • Project Details: Reflects early investment as the researcher prepares to seek a larger grant award from a federal program or nonprofit organization. Preliminary data is not required.

Tier 2: Standard Research Grant

  • Max Request: $250,000.
  • Project Time: 2 years + 1-year no cost extension.
  • Project Details: Primarily for research with supporting/preliminary data. If the budget is justifiable, the Standard Research Grant may also fund pilot projects. Applicants are encouraged to attach papers; in-press and accepted papers and cited or submitted separately as an appendix. 

Tier 3: Clinical/Translational Research Grant

  • Max request: $500,000.
  • Project Time: 3 years + 2-year no cost extension.
  • Project Details: Projects must have concurrent application or funding from federal or industry sources. Preliminary data must be published or in press in a scientific journal and cited or submitted separately as an appendix. 

Intent to Submit forms are due on March 8, 2019. Proposals are due by 4:30pm on April 5, 2019.
For more information, refer to the Request for Proposals (RFP).


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