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
(SCI/D) knowledge and improve the lives of those with SCI/D. Since inception in 1986 we have funded 260 grants totalling $9,597,518. The Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, provides funding in six 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
- Consumer Guides to develop companion consumer information guides based on PVA SCI Consortium Clinical Practice Guidelines.
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 six topic categories for funding consideration which are: Consumer, Caregiver, and Community Education; Professional Development and Education; Research Utilization and Dissemination; Assistive Technology; Consumer Guides; 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.
Before submitting a grant application, carefully read the Education Foundation's Policies and Procedures as policies may change from year to year.
- Application Period Opens: September 1, 2021
- Application Period Closes: December 3rd, 2021
- Award Notification: April 30, 2022
- Grant Start Date: June 1, 2022