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Updated August 3rd, 2020 Many members of the NIDILRR grantee community have responded to the coronavirus pandemic by publishing, presenting, or curating resources to support the continued independence and participation of people with disabilities and...
Depression is a common mood disorder that can cause severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities such as sleeping, eating, or working. As many as 15 million adults in the US experienced a depressive episode in 2014,...
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation does not fund individual grants to students for the purpose of college or graduate level education. We recommend the following resources to find grants, scholarships, and...
As a researcher, you are very knowledgeable about your field. You can talk to your colleagues and mentors about your research. You know how to write a grant proposal or a journal article that will be read and understood by your peers. But could you...
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research funds approximately 250 projects each year, ranging from individual Switzer Research Fellowships to multi-year Model Systems. With the exception of the Switzer...

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