New grant opportunity from NIDILRR has been announced under the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers Program



January 24, 2018

New Funding Opportunity for RERC on Individual Mobility and Manipulation

A new grant opportunity from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL has been announced under the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) Program on Individual Mobility and Manipulation.

The purpose of the RERC program is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act by conducting advanced engineering research on and development of innovative technologies that are designed to solve particular rehabilitation problems or to remove environmental barriers. RERCs also demonstrate and evaluate such technologies, facilitate service delivery system changes, stimulate the production and distribution of new technologies and equipment in the private sector, and provide training opportunities.

  • RERC on Individual Mobility and Manipulation
    In the area of individual mobility and manipulation, NIDILRR seeks to fund research and development to enhance mobility, physical movement and manipulation of the environment, and to accommodate limitations in manual dexterity among individuals with a variety of disabling conditions. Rehabilitation engineering in this area should result in new or improved products, devices, or technological advances that allow individuals with disabilities to be more mobile, and to manipulate their environments more effectively.

Please visit the link above for more details about the grant opportunity and application process. This grant opportunity closes on March 19, 2018.

To stay current on NIDILRR grant opportunities, please visit and search: NIDILRR or 93.433.

Within ACL, NIDILRR works to generate new knowledge and promote its effective use to improve the abilities of individuals with disabilities to perform activities of their choice in the community; and to expand society's capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for people with disabilities. NIDILRR conducts its work through grants that support research and development.


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