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

  • July 12, 2022

    Full Grant Applications due for 2023 cycle
  • December 31, 2022

    Awards announced for 2023 cycle
  • January 27, 2022

    Letter of Intent opens for 2023 cycle
  • March 3, 2022

    Letter of Intent closes for 2023 cycle
  • May 31, 2022

    Letter of Intent results announced for 2023 cycle

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