Paralyzed Veterans of America Foundation
The Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Education and Training Foundation funds educational projects that benefit veterans and others living with spinal cord injury or diseases (SCI/D), their families and 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. 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 PVA Education Foundation has six topic categories for funding consideration which are:
- 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
- Conferences and symposia: Meetings that provide education and opportunities for collaboration among members of the SCI/D community
Amount: One-year projects up to a maximum of $50,000; Conferences and symposia up to $15,000 maximum.
Eligibility: 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. Project directors and fellows are not required to be U.S. or Canadian citizens.
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