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

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.

WHAT WE FUND

Our portfolios support scientific, charitable and educational organizations conducting spinal cord injury research, training in spinal cord medicine and providing services to assist individuals and families affected by spinal cord injury.

Grants are awarded to qualifying nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada.

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

How accessible is Penn State for students with disabilities?

PENNSYLVANIA, PA (Collegian.psu.edu) - The main entrance of a building is not always an option for student Leah Joslyn. Born with a spinal disability, Joslyn (junior-psychology) uses a wheelchair as she naviagates life at University Park, a campus that has made...