Switzer Research Fellowships Program

The summary for the Switzer Research Fellowships Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Administration for Community Living, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Switzer Research Fellowships Program: Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Research Fellowships Program is to build research capacity by providing support to highly qualified individuals, including those who are individuals with disabilities, to conduct research on the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. Fellows must conduct original research in an area authorized by section 204 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Section 204 authorizes research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, the purposes of which are 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 Act.
Note: An applicant should consult NIDRR's Long-Range Plan for Fiscal Years 2013-2017 (78 FR 20299) (the Plan) when preparing its application. The Plan is organized around the following outcome domains: (1) community living and participation; (2) health and function; and (3) employment and can be accessed on the Internet at the following site: Federal Register. For more information about NIDILRR and its programs, please go to: http://www.acl.gov/Programs/NIDILRR/Index.aspx.
Applications for grants under the Research Fellowships Program must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site at www.Grants.gov. Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application. You may not email an electronic copy of a grant application. You may access the electronic grant application for the Research Fellowships Program at www.Grants.gov. You must search for the downloadable application package for this competition by the CFDA number 93.433.
Federal Grant Title: Switzer Research Fellowships Program
Federal Agency Name: Administration for Community Living
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2016-ACL-NIDILRR-SF-0136
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.433
CFDA Descriptions: ACL National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
Current Application Deadline: Mar 14, 2016 Electronically submitted application
Original Application Deadline: Mar 14, 2016 Electronically submitted application
Posted Date: Jan 14, 2016
Creation Date: Jan 14, 2016
Archive Date: Apr 14, 2016
Total Program Funding: $290,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $80,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $70,000
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Individuals
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible Applicants: Only individuals are eligible to apply for Switzer Fellowship grants. Eligible individuals must: (1) Satisfy the requirements of 45 CFR part 75 and (2) have training and experience that indicate a potential for engaging in scientific research related to improving the rehabilitation outcomes of individuals with disabilities. The program provides two categories of research fellowships: Merit Fellowships and Distinguished Fellowships. (a) To be eligible for a Merit Fellowship, an individual must be in the earlier stages of his or her career in research and have either advanced professional training or experience in independent study in an area which is directly pertinent to disability and rehabilitation. (b) To be eligible for a Distinguished Fellowship, an individual must have seven or more years of research experience in subject areas, methods, or techniques relevant to rehabilitation research and must have a doctorate, other terminal degree, or comparable academic qualifications. Note: Institutions are not eligible to be recipients of research fellowships. Applicants must submit an eligibility statement describing how they meet the requirements for one of the two eligibility classifications allowed under this program.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
http://www.acl.gov/Funding_Opportunities/Announcements/Index.aspx
Grant Announcement Contact
Patricia Barrett Patricia.Barrett@acl.hhs.gov
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