Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum

Supporting the wide array of research possibilities and opportunities, with the Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum (SCIRTS) portfolio, we seek to improve the understanding of traumatic spinal cord injury and develop new approaches to alleviate the dysfunction and complications that follow.

This broad portfolio encourages limitless creativity and leadership in research and recognizes the encompassing mechanistic, preclinical modeling, translational, and/or clinical research.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Two-year Postdoctoral Fellowships encourage early-career training and specialization in the field of spinal cord injury research.

Pilot Research Grants

Two-year Pilot Research Grants help to establish new investigators in the field of spinal cord injury research and assume the risk inherent when established investigators undertake new directions in their work. These grants cultivate new lines of research, help move work across the translational spectrum and generate essential preliminary data.

Senior Research Grants

Three-year Senior Research Grants encourage senior-level investigators to expand the scope of their work into new directions through targeted studies with high potential to move the field forward. These grants are intended to encourage investigators to open new areas of research, fill gaps in the spinal cord injury field, and test cutting-edge ideas and approaches.

Application Process

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

Upcoming Dates

  • April 26, 2024
    Letter of Intent opens for 2025 cycle
  • May 31, 2024
    Awards announced for 2024 cycle
  • June 7, 2024
    Letter of Intent closes for 2025 cycle
  • September 30, 2024
    Letter of Intent Results announced for 2025 cycle
  • November 8, 2024
    Full Grant Applications due for 2025 cycle

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