Pilot Grants: Neurologic Rehabilitation Research

Applications are solicited for NIH sponsored pilot, collaborative or sabbatical grants in the theme of Engineering for Neurologic Rehabilitation - up to $50,000/year for 1-2 years

An infrastructure grant (R24) from the National Institute of Health has been awarded to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), to support the development of rehabilitation research in US based universities and hospitals. The title of the program is Engineering for Neurologic Rehabilitation (ENR), and it is sponsored jointly by National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) (RFA HD-09-013.)

This award focuses on the application of engineering and robotic techniques for the study and treatment of neurologic disorders in animal and human models. The ENR program seeks to build on available expertise in neuroscience and engineering concentrated in the research laboratories of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) and its affiliates, including Northwestern University (NU), The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).
RIC is pleased to announce its support of early career investigators by funding their pilot, sabbatical and collaborative studies in the field of neural engineering. Funds may be awarded to studies advancing our understanding of neurologic impairments and the promotion of neurologic recovery.

These ENR pilot studies are awarded for a maximum of $50,000 per year for up to two years. Budgets must provide realistic estimates of the funds required for the proposed research. Unless specified otherwise, grants should cover the costs of such items as: salaries and research equipment.

A detailed description of the funding opportunity, eligibility, and submission requirements can be found at the following link: http://www.ric.org/research/centers/enrp/Award.aspx
Applicants are encouraged to communicate with the Project PIís, Drs. Rymer or Dhaher (details below) before initiating a full application

William Zev Rymer, MD Ph.D.
Center Director
Vice President, Research
John G. Searle Chair in Rehabilitation Research
Professor, BME, McCormick School of Engineering, NU
Professor, Physiology, Feinberg School of Medicine, NU

Yasin Dhaher, Ph.D.
Center Associate Director
Co-Director of the Robotics/Mechanics Core
Associate Professor, BME, McCormick School of Engineering, NU
Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine, NU