The National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research (NCSRR) and OpenSim project at Stanford University seek proposals for our pilot project program. The program awards seed grants to innovative and meritorious projects that will accelerate the use of simulation in rehabilitation research. Our intent is to engage rehabilitation research experts to demonstrate the use of biomechanical simulations in novel areas and to help enhance the OpenSim software for rehabilitation science.

Pilot project awardees may request funding up to $40,000 for their research. Awards have historically ranged between $20,000 and $40,000. In addition, the program launches awardees into leadership roles within the NCSRR network. Projects should have a strong scientific component and demonstrate a clear alignment with the NCSRR’s mission.

Research proposals (up to 3 pages) should provide a scientific description of the project to be performed and convey the impact on rehabilitation and the biomechanical simulation community. Applications must also include a description of funding and other support requested. More information and the application packet can be found at the following website:

All application materials must be received by 5pm PDT on August 1, 2018. Winners will be announced in October 2018 with funding to start in early 2019.
1) Written proposals and supporting materials should be sent electronically, preferably as a single PDF, to
2) You must also complete the online application/registration form.

We look forward to reviewing another excellent set of proposals for the pilot project program.

Jennifer Hicks, Ph.D.
Associate Director | NCSRR
R&D Manager | OpenSim

Stanford University