Foundation / Corporation
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
11/16/21 5:00 PM ET
Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit institutions for research to increase understanding and advance treatments for chronic and acute spinal cord injury. A letter of intent is required prior to submitting a full application. Research funding is available for postdoctoral fellowships, pilot research grants, and senior research grants and includes mechanistic, preclinical, translational, and/or clinical studies.
Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum (SCIRTS) Portfolio Funding
Portfolio Specific Objectives:
The Neilsen Foundation funds projects that are designed to improve and advance current treatments for acute and chronic spinal cord injury. This portfolio emphasizes SCI (vs. spinal cord disease or related disorders) and is intended to fill gaps in the field and to further develop new strategies to restore function resulting from SCI. The Neilsen Foundation does not intend to provide continuous funding to individual labs but to fund novel research throughout the translational spectrum.
SCIRTS Grants support research projects that include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
Mechanistic Research, including the development of novel strategies aimed at:
Preclinical, Translational Research that will enable future clinical trials, such as:
Clinical Research, such as:
NOTE: Early phase clinical trials of novel investigational drug or cell/biologic interventions under regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are limited to the Senior Grant category. Postdoctoral fellows may participate in an approved trial supported by the Mentor’s other funding.
There are three funding categories in the SCIRTS portfolio:
SCIRTS Postdoctoral Fellowships
This funding is designed to encourage specialization in the field of SCI; Fellowships are intended to provide mentored training in SCI research to early-career investigators. The Fellowship Applicant (Fellow) should be mentored (or co-mentored) by an investigator experienced in SCI research.
SCIRTS Pilot Research Grants
This funding is intended to support pilot studies that lay essential groundwork, allow the PI to test the feasibility of novel methods and procedures and/or collect new data that can lead to or enhance larger-scale studies.
SCIRTS Senior Research Grants
This grant category focuses on highly innovative projects by established PIs exploring new areas of SCI research or filling important gaps in the SCI field. The goal is not to substitute for federal funding, but to use Neilsen Foundation funds to encourage cutting-edge ideas and approaches that have great potential, despite some additional risk. The importance of the research goal should balance the risk due to the early stage of innovation.
GrantWatch ID#: 183217
- Funding for Fellowships is up to $75,000 per year, for two years, for a maximum total cost of $150,000.
- Funding for Pilot grants is up to $150,000 per year, for two years; for a maximum total cost of $300,000.
- Funding for Senior grants is up to $200,000 per year, for three years, for a maximum total cost of $600,000.
- Two-year Postdoctoral Fellowships and Pilot Research Grants
- Three-year Senior Research Grants
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online through proposalCENTRAL: https://proposalcentral.altum.com/
For technical questions regarding the online submission process, contact proposalCENTRAL Customer Service at (800) 875-2562 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, during business hours.
For questions regarding an application’s submission status, contact Ehrica Hernandez, Grants Management Associate, at email@example.com.
For questions regarding this portfolio contact both:
- Tracey Wheeler, PhD (SCIRTS Program Officer) at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jacob Shreckengost, PhD (SCIRTS Program Associate) at email@example.com
If there are any questions about an institution/organization’s nonprofit status, contact Kim Cerise, Director of Grants Management (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
16830 Ventura Blvd, Suite 352
Encino, CA 91436
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