Education Foundation

Helping those with spinal cord injury and disease live better through workshops, fellowships and research.

FUNDING FOR PROJECTS THAT IMPROVE LIVES

From coordinating workshops for health professionals to producing educational materials to sponsoring fellowships in spinal cord medicine, the Paralyzed Veterans of America Education Foundation helps develop tools that share spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) knowledge and improve the lives of those with SCI/D. The Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, provides funding in five project categories:

  • Consumer and community education to improve the health, independence and quality of life for individuals with SCI/D
  • Professional development and education to improve the knowledge and competencies of health professionals who serve the SCI/D community, including fellowship and traineeship programs
  • Research utilization and dissemination, which translates findings into practice
  • Assistive technology—Development of teaching tools or pilot programs that demonstrate innovative approaches to the use of assistive devices
  • Conferences and symposia that provide education and collaboration opportunities for members of the SCI/D community

BEFORE YOU APPLY

The Education Foundation is focused on funding educational projects that benefit and serve individuals with SCI/D, their families and caregivers.  The Education Foundation has five topic categories for funding consideration which are: Consumer, Caregiver, and Community Education; Professional Development and Education; Research Utilization and Dissemination; Assistive Technology; and Conferences and Symposia.  These projects should be designed to improve the quality of life for individuals with SCI/D, educate consumers about the consequences of and complications associated with SCI/D, improve the knowledge and skills of SCI/D health care professionals and to prevent the occurrence and complications of new SCI/D.  (Note: Before submitting a grant application carefully read the EF’s Policies and Procedures document found at the link below.)

APPLICATION PROCESS  

Before submitting a grant application, carefully read the Education Foundation's Policies and Procedures as policies may change from year to year.

The Education Foundation online application opens November 1 to receive new applications for funding and closes February 15.

Download a PDF of the Education Foundation's FY2017 Policies and Procedures

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Eligible applicants should be members of academic institutions, health care providers and organizations, or consumer advocates and organizations. Grantee institutions must be located in the United States or Canada. However, project directors and fellows are not required to be U.S. or Canadian citizens.

All applications must be submitted in the name of the project director by the fiscally responsible organizational entities. Each application must be endorsed by the organization’s signing official (the person responsible for organizational approval) and the financial officer (the person responsible for financial reporting).

REVIEW PROCESS

Foundation staff will review applications for compliance with Foundation guidelines. The Education Foundation Board of Directors will evaluate applications for merit and relevance and make the final funding decisions.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

For questions on the Paralyzed Veterans of America Education Foundation, contact: 

Cheryl Vines, M.S.
Director of Research and Education

Phone: 202-256-5526 or 805-439-2804
Fax: 202-416-7641
Email: cheryllvines@gmail.com

Barbara Zupnik
Interim Grant Portfolio Manager

Phone: 202-416-7651 or 240-922-0479
Fax: 202-416-7641
Email: bazzupnik@gmail.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION

PUBLICATIONS

From clinical practice guidelines for healthcare specialists to self-help guides for patients and caregivers, Paralyzed Veterans offers a wide range of resources.

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