Joint NC NM4R and AR3T Neuromodulation and Regenerative Rehabilitation Funding Program

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Joint NC NM4R and AR3T Pilot Funding Program

Offered 2021

Neuromodulation and Regenerative Rehabilitation Pilot Grants

The 2021 Joint Pilot Funding Program grant was awarded to Koyal Garg, Ph.D, of Saint Louis University,


Topics: stem cells, biomaterials, bioengineering, neuromodulation, cellular therapeutics, mechanotransduction, mechanosensitive biomarkers, microtissue systems, animal models, gene therapy, neurogenesis, imaging

The rehabilitation research community will benefit from the development of novel lines of research that use combined neuromodulatory and regenerative medicine approaches to optimize functional outcomes. Of particular interest is the underlying mechanisms by which neuromodulation may affect the behavior of endogenous and/or donor stem cells.

To this end, two NIH/NCMRR-funded resource centers, the National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation (NC NM4R) and the Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training (AR3T), are collaborating to offer this unique pilot funding opportunity to support researchers in the development of innovative, interdisciplinary research that combines neuromodulation and technologies that promote regeneration. One $40,000 grant will be awarded.

The proposed project must include both a regenerative medicine component and a neuromodulation component. Contact if you have questions regarding the Regenerative Rehabilitation aspect of this proposal or would like a consultation in preparation of your proposal. Inquiries regarding neuromodulation should be sent to or


The pilot funding program is open to junior and mid-level career faculty. The Principal Investigator (PI) should have a doctoral degree in a relevant field, be employed at an institution within the United States, and be eligible to submit an NIH R01 application or equivalent at their institution.


Key Dates
RFA Release Date: February 1, 2021
Letter of Intent (LOI) Date: April 1, 2021 Extension to April 23, 2021
Invitation to Round 2 Date: April 15, 2021 Rolling based on date of LOI submission
Round 2 Application Due Date: June 1, 2021
Notification of Award Date: July 1, 2021
Anticipated Award Start Date: September 1, 2021

Additional Information:

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The 2021 Joint Pilot Funding Program grant was awarded to Koyal Garg, Ph.D, of Saint Louis University,