The Psychosocial Research (PSR) portfolio supports research that prioritizes the interrelation of behavioral, social, psychological, and other factors that will increase the quality of life factors for individuals living with spinal cord injury. Examples of areas of interest include:

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


Two-year Postdoctoral Fellowships encourage early-career mentored training to increase professional interest in the field and to encourage researchers from related health disciplines to undertake training in psychosocial research focused on spinal cord injury.


Two-year Pilot Grants support psychosocial research projects that lay the groundwork to inform future studies, that test the feasibility of novel methods, and/or that collect psychosocial data that can enhance larger scale studies.

Studies and Demonstration Projects

Three-year Studies and Demonstration Projects encourage substantive research that fill important gaps in the spinal cord injury field, that open new areas of psychosocial research, and/or that develop and evaluate interventions to address psychosocial issues after spinal cord injury.

Application Process

  • Letter of Intent Submission
  • Applications Invited
  • Full Grant Application Submission
  • Awards announced

Upcoming Dates

  • January 26, 2023
    Letter of Intent opens for 2024 cycle
  • March 2, 2023
    Letter of Intent closes for 2024 cycle
  • May 31, 2023
    Letter of Intent results announced for 2024 cycle
  • July 11, 2023
    Full Grant Applications due for 2024 cycle
  • December 30, 2023
    Awards announced for 2024 cycle

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