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.

RESPONDING TO COVID-19

To support both the immediate and long-term needs of the SCI community, the Neilsen Foundation allocated $10 million in response to the pandemic.  Emergency grants were awarded to non-profit organizations supporting the needs of individuals with SCI and supplemental research funding was made available to current grantees for projects that were delayed or put on hold.

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