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Grants to New Jersey IHEs, Hospitals, Nonprofits, and
Agencies for Innovative Research on Spinal Cord Injuries

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New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research (NJCSCR)

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05/01/19 3:00 PM


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Grants to New Jersey IHEs, hospitals, nonprofits, state agencies, and research organizations for innovative research on spinal cord injuries. Funding is intended to foster advancement in the field, to facilitate the application of the new ideas, to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, to nurture young scientists entering the field, to prevent and treat secondary conditions, and to disseminate the latest developments.

NJCSCR awards are intended to promote innovative, groundbreaking research, not to provide long-term support. Grantees are eligible to apply for funding for additional research projects, but all applications will be reviewed competitively.

The NJCSCR offers four types of grant awards: Exploratory Research Grants, Individual Research Grants, Postdoctoral and Graduate Fellowship Grants, and Spinal Cord Injury Techniques Training Travel Grants.

Exploratory Research Grant Awards:

Individual Research Grant Awards:

Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Fellowship Grants Awards:

Spinal Cord Injury Techniques Training Travel Grant Awards:

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GrantWatch ID#: 184764

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Estimated Size of Grant:

- Exploratory Research Grant Awards: Maximum funding is up to $100,000 per year.

- Individual Research Grant Awards: Maximum funding is up to $200,000 per year. The NJCSCR will make available up to $4,000 for a grantee to attend a spinal cord injury techniques course.

- Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant Awards: $50,000 per annum. They provide an annual stipend of $36,000, a research allowance of $13,000, and a travel budget of $1,000.

- Graduate Student Fellowship Grant Awards: $30,000 per annum. They provide an annual stipend of $25,000, a research allowance of $4,000, and a travel budget of $1,000.

- Spinal Cord Injury Techniques Training Travel Grant Awards: Up to $4,000 to participate in a spinal cord injury techniques training course.

Term of Contract:

- SCI Techniques Training Grant: 12/1/19 through 11/30/20
- Exploratory Research Grant: 12/1/19 through 11/30/21
- Individual Research Grant: 12/1/19 through 11/30/22
- Fellowship Grant: 12/1/19 through 11/30/22 (Postdoctoral Fellowships are three-year awards; Graduate Student Fellowships are two-year awards)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Qualifying Institutions: For the purpose of all NJCSCR grants, a qualifying institution is defined as any academic institution, research organization, public or private institution or other entity, located in the State of New Jersey, with a demonstrated capability to conduct grant funded research, and specifically approved by the vote of the Commission, but in no case can an individual be a qualifying research institution.

The following researchers are eligible to submit proposals to the NJCSCR for research grant awards. All applicants, organizations/institutions must be located within the State of New Jersey.
- Ph.D., M.D., or other such professionals.
- Independent investigators at any stage of professional development.
- Postdoctoral fellows, Graduate fellows.
- Established investigators new to the field of spinal cord injury research.
- Young Investigators (five years post-completion of formal training).

Collaborations between basic research scientists and clinicians with spinal cord injury experience are encouraged. Young investigators are encouraged to partner with established investigators to nurture their scientific growth.

All applicants including Principal Investigators and organizations/institutions are encouraged to collaborate with other New Jersey-based researchers as well as with researchers located out-of-state, or out of the country. Senior scientists, young investigators, postdoctoral and graduate fellows may serve as Principal Investigator. If the applicant is a fellow, he/she must submit a letter of support from the laboratory's senior scientist, as well as two other appropriate letters of reference.

Pre-Application Information:

2020 Grant Cycle:
Grant Application Deadline: 3:00 PM - May 1, 2019
Award Notification Date: November 29, 2019

For all grant categories, applicants must complete an online application and mail one hard copy including copies of all reprints, appendices, and any attachments.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Submit a hard copy of the application to:
New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research
369 S. Warren Street
P.O. Box 360
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

Christine Traynor
(609) 292-4055

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USA: New Jersey