Spinal Cord Injury Research Grants

Spinal Cord Injury Research Grants – Doctors all over the world are facing increasing amount of patient in spinal cord injury. The increase of the occurrence for this injury makes it even more crucial for doctors to understand all aspects about it. The best way to do so is trough research.

As we have mentioned a lot of time before, research can be quite costly. One of the best way to fund it is trough research grants, because the researchers won’t have to repay the grant. That is why today we are focusing on the spinal cord injury research grants.

However, before we talk about the grant, let’s get to know more about the spinal cord injury, shall we? The spinal cord injury may be temporary or permanent. A temporary injury is caused by the bruised or swollen spinal cord, which makes the signal transfer from the brain to the other parts of the body is disturbed.

In worse cases, the spinal nerves are cut or torn, and this makes the injury permanent. There are various accidents that may cause the injury, including automobile accidents, falling from high places, sports accidents, dives into shallow waters or tumor infections.


Finding Spinal Cord Injury Research Grants

Below are some of the spinal cord injury research grants sources you may want to pay attention to:

The Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation

The Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation (Charitable & Research Grants) provides both research grants for scientists and charitable grants for patients suffering from spinal cord injury. The grant amount is pretty flexible. This year, there are three approved grants worth more than $180,000. However, there is no guarantee that the foundation will open the grant application for each year. You have to check their website to see the available options at http://www.brpf.org/

Spinal Cord Injury Research Grants in Missouri

Some states like Missouri offers Spinal Cord Injury Research Program grants. The research grant amounts up to $250,000 per award for the researches or projects related to the spinal cord injury. This grant is designed for young investigators and researchers to do exploratory research for new possibilities. The grants are available for either one or two years, with continuation depending on the result of the first year and the fund availability. You can contact the Missouri Advisory Board of Spinal Cord Injury Research Program for submitting the proposal. There’s no deadline for this grant.

Spinal Cord Injury Research Grants in California

Another state that provides spinal cord injury research grants is California. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) provides research grants that focus on the treatment for spinal cord injury patients. Visit their website to learn more about the grant opportunity at http://www.cirm.ca.gov/our-progress/spinal-cord-injury-fact-sheet.

Spinal Cord Injury Research Grants in Australia

If you’re living in Australia, you can try the Spinal Research Institute Network grants. The institute provides small amount of grants ($1000 to $2000) to cover researchers’ travel cost on attending or presenting at an international conference related to spinal cord injury. There are also a bunch of other small grants that can support early career researchers to widen their horizon in the spinal cord injury field.

If you’re living in United States, you may want to contact your State’s department of health or local universities to learn about the possibility and opportunity for spinal cord injury research grants.

NASS (North American Spine Society)

NASS at this time is currently opening grant letters of proposal and it will open until February 5, 2024. Also, NASS provides grant funding for qualified research projects by young and professional investigators. NASS provides a Nontraditional, Nonsurgical Treatment Grant.

The grant provides research of disc-related or neuropathic back pain with nonsurgical techniques. Funding number of grants awarded per year which are the part of activities presented by the NASS Research Funding Committee. They provide the funding for each year which can reach about $20,000 to $40,000. Even in rare cases, the available fund can reach about $50,000 for a year.

Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Grant Program by OHE

The Office of Higher Education offers this grant program that can be your alternative for research funding. The purpose of this program is to provide funding, specifically for research to find new and innovative treatments including rehabilitative solutions.

OHE expect this grant program can give functional improvement for the people, especially for the spinal cord and traumatic brain issues. This program is also not limited to medical device, pharmaceutical, brain stimulus, and other rehabilitative techniques.

The State of Minnesota started the Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Grant Program since 2015. The available funding reaches $500,000 per year. They split this research funding for both spinal cord injuries and also traumatic brain injuries.

The legislature then provided an extra $5 million in 2017 for this biennium to give more spinal cord and traumatic brain injury research. So, the total funding is $6,000,000 for two research programs. Those grants were also from the Get Up to Cure Paralysis Foundation for by donating $15,000.

CHN Foundation

The founder of this foundation is Craig H. Neilsen. The mission of this foundation is to support people with spinal cord injuries, to provide a place for those who care of these people, and become active communities.

This foundation coordinate and work with partners as a community. They share ideas and resources to create new opportunities for people with spinal cord injury in all backgrounds so they have better life. The funding is available for the community programs and the scientific research.

Department of Health, Wadsworth Center

Spinal Cord Injury Research Board (SCIRB) provides the Extramural Grants Administration Program as part of their effort to support traumatic spinal cord injuries in USA. Every year, there are 1,100 people in New York suffer from traumatic cord injuries, with almost 288,000 people living in the US with paralysis.

SCIRB has a mission since 1998, that has been to provide neurological spinal cord injury scientific research projects from the popular researchers in the New York State to find a solution for spinal cord injuries. Besides, SCIRB has provided about $124 million in research grants through 2019 to some best research teams in the New York State.

That is all about the available cord injury research program awards to take if you want to get some funding options for your research.


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