Funding & Project Opportunities

International Funding Opportunities

International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia

IRP/IFP Research Grant
IRP/IFP Schellenberg Prize
IRP/IFP Post-doctoral Fellowship

Based in Switzerland, the International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia has funded research designed to overcome paraplegia, for over 15 years. Selected by the IRP/IFP Scientific Committee, the foundation offers research project grants, post-doctoral fellowships, and awards for research in the field. It finances research projects regardless of the nationality of the researcher and the place of work. The IRP/IFP Research Grant is financed for 1 or 2 years, to the value CHF 75'000, or CHF 150'000 respectively. The IRP/IFP Schellenberg Prize is up to 150'000 Swiss Francs. The IRP/IFP Post-doctoral Fellowship contains a living allowance of CHF 70’000 and a research and travel allowance of up to CHF 9’000 per year. Applications are now open and will close 31 October yearly.

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Rick Hansen Institute

Clinical Outcome Measures
Pilot Studies 

The Rick Hansen Institute has launched two new funding opportunities. These funding opportunities are targeted towards specific areas that will help move closer towards achieving a world without paralysis after spinal cord injury. The Rick Hansen Institute is accepting applications for funding requests pertaining to projects related to Clinical Outcome Measures and Pilot Studies – Optimizing Neurorecovery Following Spinal Cord Injury.  

Spinal Research UK

Request for Propposals

Based in the United Kingdom. Spinal Research UK’s sole purpose of funding research is aimed at resolving the non- or partial functioning of spinal cord injury. Spinal Research invites applicants to submit Letters of intent that address “Combinatorial therapeutic approach including rehabilitation for repair of chronic and/or severe spinal cord injury”. The purpose of this call is to accelerate translational approaches that focus on optimizing the long-term impact of therapeutics by using clinically feasible rehabilitative methods. Awards are based on support for a post-doctoral level salary plus laboratory consumables for a period up to three years. Funding is also available for equipment where justified and essential for project objectives. 

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The Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair

Ohio State University is accepting applications for the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation-funded Spinal Cord Injury Training Program, which will take place from 10 to 22 April 2016, in Ohio, USA. Applications close 14 February 2016.

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Wings for Life

Wings for Life is a non-profit research organisation with the exclusive aim to support basic and clinical research related to spinal cord injury. Research projects may address all aspects of spinal cord lesions, nerve regeneration, trophic support of injured neurons and functional changes induced by lesions (preferentially in mammals). Proposals should have a view to translation from the laboratory to the clinical setting and have the potential to provide real benefits to human patients. Clinical research projects can be situated in the fields of diagnosis, acute lesion management (including surgery), neurology, urology, rehabilitation and other areas related to paraplegia. Wings for Life offers individual, project research, funding of translational studies and funding of early stage clinical trials grants.

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