Dedicated to a future where individuals with spinal cord injuries live full and productive lives as active participants in their communities

Dedicated to a future where individuals with spinal cord injuries live full and productive lives as active participants in their communities

Dedicated to a future where individuals with spinal cord injuries live full and productive lives as active participants in their communities

Dedicated to a future where individuals with spinal cord injuries live full and productive lives as active participants in their communities

Ongoing Funding Opportunities

Craig H. Neilsen Visionary Prize

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Honors the legacy of our Founder by celebrating influential voices in the world of spinal cord injury.

Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum

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Research to improve understanding and advance the current treatment of acute and chronic spinal cord injury.

Creating Opportunity & Independence

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Assistive technology, education, employment, independent living, rehabilitation, and arts, sports and recreation.

Psychosocial Research

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Aging, caregiving, employment, health behaviors and fitness, independent living, self-management and technology access.

Neilsen Scholarship Program

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Grants for undergraduate and graduate studies to a select group of colleges, universities and community colleges. Applications are accepted by invitation only.

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowships

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Funding for clinical training to ensure that a sufficient number of physicians are attracted to the field to meet the needs of patients with spinal cord injury.

ABOUT US 

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation was established in 2002 and is dedicated to funding research, education and
quality of life programs for improving the lives of people affected by spinal cord injury.

In the News

Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital Opens at University of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (healthcare.utah.edu) - University of Utah Health and the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation announced the opening of the Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital today, transforming the University of Utah into one of the nation's preeminent institution...

Dr. Brian Kwon wins inaugural Craig H. Neilsen Visionary Prize

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA (icord.org) - ICORD Associate Director of Clinical Research, Dr. Brian Kwon, is one of three winners of the inaugural Craig H. Neilsen Visionary Prize. Dr. Kwon and co-winners Andrea Dalzell and Revecca Torres, will each receive US$1 million for...