Funding Opportunities

The National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation offers several funding mechanisms to foster research into neuromodulatory methods and technology. Due to our funding by United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development under award number P2CHD086844, we must restrict funding awards to principal investigators who are affiliated with US-based institutions and who are eligible to receive NIH funding.

The Pilot Project Funding Program supports rehabilitation neuroscience research that utilizes neuromodulatory methods/technologies. The funded projects must represent a new direction for the PI and/or an innovative application of neuromodulatory methods/technologies. Our goal is to promote the growth of research in rehabilitation neuroscience that utilizes neuromodulatory techniques and methodologies by providing NM4R research resources and expertise towards the development of potential new projects that will be fundable and sustainable through extramural funding mechanisms. This mechanism will fund four pilot grants per year for up to $37,500 for a 12-month period. Further, for ongoing Pilot Projects which develop new aims or require an expanded scope, a small Supplemental Funding award may be granted. 

The Collaborative Opportunities Funding Program helps investigators overcome potential barriers in successful pilot data collection for clear, well-designed NM4R studies that have been developed through collaboration between the applicants and the NC NM4R. This program is for providing immediate funding for groups that have established through collaboration with NM4R investigators that they have a scientifically meritorious, innovative research program that needs a small amount of budget for covering operational cost (e.g., subject remuneration, supplies). Operating on a rolling application with no set deadline, this mechanism will provide up to $7,500 of short-term (a 6-month period) funding for up to 4 collaborative opportunities proposals per year.

Not currently offered, the Joint NC NM4R and AR3T Neuromodulation and Regenerative Rehabilitation Funding Program supported development of novel lines of research that use combined neuromodulatory and regenerative medicine approaches to optimize functional outcomes. These two NIH/NCMRR-funded resource centers collaborated to offer this unique pilot funding opportunity to support researchers in the development of innovative, interdisciplinary research combining neuromodulation and technologies that promote regeneration. One $40,000 grant was awarded in 2021 to Koyal Garg, Ph.D, of Saint Louis University,

Please see more information about the Pilot Project Funding Program

Please see more information about the Collaborative Opportunities Funding Program

Please see more information about the Joint NC NM4R and AR3T Neuromodulation and Regenerative Rehabilitation Funding Program