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Paralyzed Veterans of America Education Foundation Grant

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits and Institutions to
Benefit Those Affected by Spinal Cord Injury and Disease

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Foundation / Corporation

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Paralyzed Veterans of America Education Foundation

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Deadline Date:

12/03/18 11:59 PM EST


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Grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations, institutions, and associations for educational projects benefiting those affected by spinal cord diseases and injuries. Projects may address issues that impact veterans and other individuals living with spinal cord injury or disease, their families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.

Proposals should be designed to educate, serve, and benefit entire communities of individuals with spinal cord injury or diseases of the spinal cord, rather than just singular project participants. Approved proposals will have the potential to provide broad-based educational opportunities, not limit benefits to specific project participants. Potential replication of project grant proposals and effective dissemination plans are key elements of funded projects.

The mission of the PVA Education Foundation is to fund innovative educational projects that enhance the quality of life of individuals with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D) and/or increase the knowledge and effectiveness of health professionals in the SCI/D community. Key components of the Foundation’s mission are:

-To support efforts to improve the quality of life of individuals with SCI/D.
-To educate consumers about the consequences and secondary conditions of SCI/D.
-To improve the knowledge and skills of health-care professionals who serve people with SCI/D.
-To prevent the occurrence of secondary conditions in individuals with SCI/D.

Funding Categories:

The PVA Education Foundation supports six types of projects:

Consumer, Caregiver, and Community Education:
-Demonstration projects that seek to improve the health, independence, and quality of life of individuals with SCI/D.

Professional Development and Education:
-Programs that improve the knowledge and competencies of professionals providing health care and related services to the SCI/D community.

Research Utilization and Dissemination:
-Projects that translate research findings into practice.

Assistive Technology:
-Demonstration projects that improve the identification, selection, and use of assistive devices by people with SCI/D.

Consumer Guides:
-Development of companion consumer information guides based on PVA SCI Consortium Clinical Practice Guidelines.

For FY2019 the Consumer Guide topic will be:
-Identification and Management of Cardiometabolic Risk after SCI (2018)

Conferences and Symposia:
Meetings that provide education and opportunities for collaboration among members of the SCI/D community.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176906

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum PVA Education Foundation project grant is $50,000 per year. The maximum conference or symposium grant is $15,000 per year. The minimum PVA Education Foundation project, conference or symposium grant is $10,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants awarded by May 1, 2019, will be funded for a one-year grant period beginning June 1, 2019. If you require a grant start date after June 1, please state this in your application or on the Grant Acknowledgement Form. A written justification for the delay is required. Grants may start no later than August 1, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants should be members of academic institutions, health care providers and organizations, or consumer advocates and organizations. Grantee institutions must be located in the United States or Canada. However, project directors and fellows are not required to be U.S. or Canadian citizens.

All applications must be submitted in the name of the project director by the fiscally responsible organizational entities. Each application must be endorsed by the organization’s signing official (the person responsible for organizational approval).

PVA Education Foundation does not make grants to for-profit companies.

Applicant Citizenship:
While grantee institutions must be located in the U.S. or Canada, the applicant and key staff are not required to be U.S. or Canadian citizens. Foreign nationals may apply for grant funding. If this individual will serve as Project Director, Principal Investigator, or a Significant Project Staff member ( greater than 20% FTE), he or she must provide verification of a current United States or Canadian Visa. The visa must reflect sufficient in-country (United States or Canada) time to complete the grant project or fellowship award. Green card holders must provide verification of current status.

Visa and green card verification can be accomplished by submitting a copy of his or her current visa or green card that includes the expiration date. This should be submitted with the application as a supporting document.

The PVA Education Foundation does not accept applications for grants to be used exclusively for the publication, market testing, or marketing of books, manuals, DVDs or other materials to be sold either at cost or for profit. However, grants may include funding for the development and evaluation of innovative teaching methods leading to the production of potentially copyrighted teaching materials or guides.

Pre-Application Information:

Education Project Grants and Education Conference/Symposia Grants will be filed under separate grant solicitations. Please be sure to use the correct award section for your application.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to start a submission in the system by October 1, 2018 and submit full applications early.

The deadline for submitting applications is December 3, 2018, no later than 11:59 PM EST, without exception.

- September 5, 2018: Application submission opens
- October 1, 2018: Submission Start (strongly encouraged)
- December 3, 2018: Application submission deadline
- April 30, 2019: Award recipients notified
- June 1, 2019: Grant projects begin

Grant contribution to institutional indirect costs is limited to 8% of total direct expenditures, regardless of the institution’s actual or federally negotiated overhead rate. This is not negotiable.

Clinical Practice Guidelines:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Cheryl Vines, M.S., Director of Research and Education
P: 202-256-5526 or 805-439-2804
F: 202-416-7641

Rita Obi, Associate Director of Research and Education
P: 202-416-7611
F: 202-416-7641

Paralyzed Veterans of America
801 Eighteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006


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