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Fellowship & Scholar Award Opportunities

Fellowship & Scholar Award Opportunities

RHI partners with academic institutes and funding agencies to provide scholarship and postdoctoral opportunities for up and coming SCI researchers. The goal of this initiative is to nurture new SCI researchers and to provide mentorship opportunities with well-established SCI investigators.

Current opportunities

Rick Hansen Institute - Hebrew University BioDesign Fellowship

 

EIIT & PRTC (Open Call)

Request for Applications - EIIT & PRSTC

POSTED 11 FEBRUARY 2014

Update (7/8/14): Winners announced! Click here for more details

Overview

In order to meet the objectives described in its business plan, RHI is launching two new funding opportunities. These funding opportunities are targeted towards specific areas that will help RHI move closer towards achieving its vision of a world without paralysis after SCI. To this end, RHI is accepting applications for funding requests pertaining to projects related to Emerging Interventions & Innovative Technologies and Preclinical SCI Research Towards Cures.

More information on these two funding opportunities can be found in their respective program guidelines:

Other Important Documents

Please refer to the following documents when completing a Request for Application

Application Submission

All applications must be submitted in PDF format via email to:
Rick Hansen Institute
Attn: (Specify which funding opportunity you are applying to in the subject line of the email)
Email:  

Applications to this RHI funding opportunity are due on April 30, 2014 by 11:59pm Pacific Time. Applications submitted after this time will not be accepted. 

The deadline for submitting an application for these funding opportunities has passed and successful applicants notified. Please click here to see all successful applications.

Key Dates

Funding opportunity announcement February 11, 2014 
Application deadline April 30, 2014
Application review process May – June, 2014
Notice of funding July, 2014
First disbursement of funds September, 2014

 Any significant changes to the anticipated timeline will be communicated to applicants.

Contact

If you have any questions about either of these opportunities please contact one of the following:

Phalgun Joshi, PhD
Managing Director, Program Operations & Support
t: 604-827-1673
e:

John Barclay, MBA
Manager, Commercialization & Industry Relations
t: 604-827-1676
e:

 

Additional Information

 

Grant Recipients

Grant Listings

In the interest of transparency and fiscal integrity, RHI supports full disclosure on grant awards. The following list shows new grant agreements that have been entered or amended since 1 April 2013. Details on new awards are added on an annual basis.

2013-2014

Grants 2013-2014

Grants 2013-2014

 The following list shows new grant agreements that have been entered or amended for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

 

Project Title: Access to Care and Timing - Phase 1: Traumatic SCI
Grant No: 2011-14 Organization: University of British Columbia Location: Vancouver, BC Principal Investigator: Marcel Dvorak
Amount: $2,037,826.58  Amendment (FY2014): $286,619 (23SEP13) Start Date: 23 AUG 2010 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 
Purpose:  The primary objective of ACT/I is to develop a health care delivery model of the provision of prehospital, acute and rehabilitation services for people with traumatic SCI, in order to evaluate the timeliness and location of care delivery and how they relate to outcomes. 

Project Title: Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry 
Grant No: 2011-40 Organization: Nova Scotia Rehab Centre/
Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre
Location: Halifax, NS Principal Investigator: Sean Christie
Amount: $202,000 Amendment (FY2014): $67,000 (26SEP13) Start Date: 14 APR 2011 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to support SCISN related studies and to facilitate the national expansion and uptake of RHSCIR, a central repository of national Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) data designed to provide an effective data retrieval, information management and reporting service in support of evidence-based decision making, standardized outcome measures, integrated research, quality care and discoveries in SCI.

 

Project Title: Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry 
Grant No: 2011-45 Organization: St. Joseph's Health Care
(Lawson Health Research Institute)
Location: London, ON Principal Investigator: Dalton Wolfe
Amount: $201,250 Amendment (FY2014): $52,500 (25SEP13) Start Date: 27 Jun 2011 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 

Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to facilitate the national expansion and uptake of RHSCIR, a central repository of national Spinal Cord Injury data designed to provide an effective data retrieval, information management and reporting service in support of evidence-based decision making, standardized outcome measures, integrated research, quality of care and discoveries in SCI. 

 

Project Title: Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry 
Grant No: 2011-47 Organization: Governors of the University of Calgary Location: Calgary, AB Principal Investigator: John Hurlbert
Amount: $215,000 Amendment (FY2014): $65,000 (26SEP13) Start Date: 28 JUN 2011 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to facilitate the national expansion and uptake of RHSCIR, a central repository of national Spinal Cord Injury data designed to provide an effective data retrieval, information management and reporting service in support of evidence-based decision making, standardized outcome measures, integrated research, quality of care and discoveries in SCI. 

 

Project Title: Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry
Grant No: 2011-48 Organization: Winnipeg Regional Health Authority - 
Health Sciences Centre
Location: Winnipeg, MB Principal Investigator: Michael Johnson
Amount: $187,000 Amendment (FY2014): $30,000 (6AUG13) |
$37,000 (26SEP13)
Start Date: 2 MAY2011 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to facilitate the national expansion and uptake of RHSCIR, a central repository of national Spinal Cord Injury data designed to provide an effective data retrieval, information management and reporting service in support of evidence-based decision making, standardized outcome measures, integrated research, quality of care and discoveries in SCI. 

 

Project Title: Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry 
Grant No: 2011-49 Organization: Horizon Health Network Location: Fredericton, NB Principal Investigators: R. Leckey, C. O'Connell
Amount: $145,000 Amendment (FY2014): $45,000 (26SEP13) Start Date: 12 JUL 2011 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 

Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to facilitate the national expansion and uptake of RHSCIR, a central repository of national Spinal Cord Injury data designed to provide an effective data retrieval, information management and reporting service in support of evidence-based decision making, standardized outcome measures, integrated research, quality of care and discoveries in SCI. 

 

Project Title: Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry     
Grant No: 2011-50 Organization: Horizon Health Network Location: Saint John, NB Principal Investigator: Najmedden Attabib
Amount: $90,000 Amendment (FY2014): $30,000 (25SEP13) Start Date: 18 JUL 2011 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to facilitate the national expansion and uptake of RHSCIR, a central repository of national Spinal Cord Injury data designed to provide an effective data retrieval, information management and reporting service in support of evidence-based decision making, standardized outcome measures, integrated research, quality of care and discoveries in SCI. 

 

Project Title: Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry   
Grant No: 2012-01 Organization: University of Saskatchewan Location: Saskatoon, SK Principal Investigator: Daryl Fourney
Amount: $189,500 Amendment (FY2014): $60,000 (3JUL13) | $9,500 (26SEP13) Start Date: 15 SEP 2011 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to facilitate the national expansion and uptake of RHSCIR, a central repository of national Spinal Cord Injury data designed to provide an effective data retrieval, information management and reporting service in support of evidence-based decision making, standardized outcome measures, integrated research, quality of care and discoveries in SCI. 

 

Project Title: Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry 
Grant No: 2012-02 Organization: St. Michael's Hospital Location: Toronto, ON Principal Investigator: Henry Ahn
Amount: $170,000 Amendment (FY2014): $35,000 (25SEP13) Start Date: 15 AUG 2011 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to facilitate the national expansion and uptake of RHSCIR, a central repository of national Spinal Cord Injury data designed to provide an effective data retrieval, information management and reporting service in support of evidence-based decision making, standardized outcome measures, integrated research, quality of care and discoveries in SCI. 

 

Project Title: Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry 
Grant No: 2012-05 Organization: University Health Network -
Toronto Rehab Institute
 Location: Toronto, ON Principal Investigator: Cathy Craven
Amount: $342,500 Amendment (FY2014): $75,000 (24SEP13) Start Date: 10 JUN 2011 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to facilitate the national expansion and uptake of RHSCIR, a central repository of national Spinal Cord Injury data designed to provide an effective data retrieval, information management and reporting service in support of evidence-based decision making, standardized outcome measures, integrated research, quality of care and discoveries in SCI. 

 

Project Title: Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry  
Grant No: 2012-08 Organization: Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation Location: Hamilton, ON Principal Investigator: Deborah Tsui
Amount: $177,500 Amendment (FY2014): $45,000 (26SEP13) Start Date: 19 SEP 2011 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to facilitate the national expansion and uptake of RHSCIR, a central repository of national Spinal Cord Injury data designed to provide an effective data retrieval, information management and reporting service in support of evidence-based decision making, standardized outcome measures, integrated research, quality of care and discoveries in SCI. 

 

Project Title: Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry   
Grant No: 2012-09 Organization: University of British Columbia,
Vancouver Coastal Health 
Location: Vancouver, BC Principal Investigator: Juliet Batke
Amount: $340,000 Amendment (FY2014): $100,000 (26SEP13) Start Date: 28 JUN 2011 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to facilitate the national expansion and uptake of RHSCIR, a central repository of national Spinal Cord Injury data designed to provide an effective data retrieval, information management and reporting service in support of evidence-based decision making, standardized outcome measures, integrated research, quality of care and discoveries in SCI. 

 

Project Title: Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry    
Grant No: 2012-14 Organization: Ottawa Health Research Institute Location: Ottawa, ON Principal Investigator: Eve Tsai
Amount: $174,500 Amendment (FY2014): $42,000 (24SEP13) Start Date: 15 DEC 2011 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to facilitate the national expansion and uptake of RHSCIR, a central repository of national Spinal Cord Injury data designed to provide an effective data retrieval, information management and reporting service in support of evidence-based decision making, standardized outcome measures, integrated research, quality of care and discoveries in SCI. 

 

Project Title: Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry 
Grant No: 2012-15 Organization: University of British Columbia,
Vancouver Coastal Health 
Location: Vancouver, BC Principal Investigator: Marcel Dvorak
Amount: $1,475,000 Amendment (FY2014): $450,000 (18SEP13) Start Date: 15 NOV 2011 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to facilitate the national expansion and uptake of RHSCIR, a central repository of national Spinal Cord Injury data designed to provide an effective data retrieval, information management and reporting service in support of evidence-based decision making, standardized outcome measures, integrated research, quality of care and discoveries in SCI. 

 

Project Title: Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry   
Grant No: 2012-30 Organization: L'Institut de rédaption en déficience de Québec Location: Quebec, QC Principal Investigator: Luc Noreau
Amount: $132,500 Amendment (FY2014): $72,500 (26SEP13) Start Date: 27 APR 2012 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to facilitate the national expansion and uptake of RHSCIR, a central repository of national Spinal Cord Injury data designed to provide an effective data retrieval, information management and reporting service in support of evidence-based decision making, standardized outcome measures, integrated research, quality of care and discoveries in SCI. 

 

Project Title: Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry   
Grant No: 2012-34 Organization: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Location: Toronto, ON Principal Investigator: Michael Ford
Amount: $120,000 Amendment (FY2014): $35,000 (24SEP13) Start Date: 1 OCT 2012 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to facilitate the national expansion and uptake of RHSCIR, a central repository of national Spinal Cord Injury data designed to provide an effective data retrieval, information management and reporting service in support of evidence-based decision making, standardized outcome measures, integrated research, quality of care and discoveries in SCI. 

 

Project Title: Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry   
Grant No: 2013-04 Organization: University Health Network -
Toronto Western Hospital
Location: Toronto, ON Principal Investigator: Michael Fehlings
Amount: $130,083.35 Amendment (FY2014): $38,000 (25SEP13) Start Date: 20 SEP 2012 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to facilitate the national expansion and uptake of RHSCIR, a central repository of national Spinal Cord Injury data designed to provide an effective data retrieval, information management and reporting service in support of evidence-based decision making, standardized outcome measures, integrated research, quality of care and discoveries in SCI. 

 

Project Title: Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry   
Grant No: 2013-07

Organization: L'Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal

Location: Montreal, QC

Principal Investigator: Katia Drouin
Amount: $275,000 Amendment (FY2014): $145,000 (26SEP13) Start Date: 6 NOV 2012 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to facilitate the national expansion and uptake of RHSCIR, a central repository of national Spinal Cord Injury data designed to provide an effective data retrieval, information management and reporting service in support of evidence-based decision making, standardized outcome measures, integrated research, quality of care and discoveries in SCI. 

 

Project Title: Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry   
Grant No: 2013-08

Organization: Eastern Regional Integrated Health Authority

Location: St. John's NL

Principal Investigator: Andre Englebrecht
Amount: $44,000 Amendment (FY2014): $20,000 (24SEP13) Start Date: 25 SEP 2012 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to facilitate the national expansion and uptake of RHSCIR, a central repository of national Spinal Cord Injury data designed to provide an effective data retrieval, information management and reporting service in support of evidence-based decision making, standardized outcome measures, integrated research, quality of care and discoveries in SCI. 

 

Project Title: Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry   
Grant No: 2013-12

Organization: Alberta Health Services

Location: Edmonton, AB

Principal Investigator: Richard Fox
Amount: $150,000 Amendment (FY2014): $70,000 (26SEP13) Start Date: 7 DEC 2012 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to facilitate the national expansion and uptake of RHSCIR, a central repository of national Spinal Cord Injury data designed to provide an effective data retrieval, information management and reporting service in support of evidence-based decision making, standardized outcome measures, integrated research, quality of care and discoveries in SCI. 

 

Project Title: Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry   
Grant No: 2013-14

Organization: Governors of the University of Calgary

Location: Calgary, AB

Principal Investigator: Chester Ho
Amount: $20,000 Amendment (FY2014): N/A Start Date: 26 MAR 2013 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to facilitate development of new content for a rehabilitation module, including development of training material, participating in the working group of module leads from other Canadian sites and providing suggestions for implementation and evaluation of this module.  Upon final RHSCIR site lead approval, the RHSCIR study will then be amended and the database updated to. 

 

Project Title: Validation of the International Autonomic Standards for Evaluation of Individuals with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury
Grant No: 2013-16

Organization: University of British Columbia

Location: Vancouver, BC

Principal Investigator: Andrei Krassioukov
Amount: $55,950 Amendment (FY2014): N/A Start Date: 31 MAR 2013 Term End: 31 MAR 2015 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to evaluate the reliability and validity of the International Autonomic Standards (IAS). This study will include individuals with a chronic SCI and will be conducted in an outpatient setting. This multicenter study will be conducted in centres that are familiar with or are using the IAS in clinical practice.

 

Project Title: Connecting Manitoba Researchers to the RHI National SCI Network
Grant No: 2013-17

Organization: Canadian Paraplegic Association (Manitoba) Inc.

Location: Winnipeg, MB

Principal Investigator: Ron Burky
Amount: $50,000 Amendment (FY2014): N/A Start Date: 28 MAR 2013 Term End: 31 MAR 2014
Purpose:  The Grant is to held in trust by CPA Manitoba, exclusively to be allocated by the Manitoba SCI Research Committee. The funds will be used to support projects or initiatives that connect Manitoba SCI researchers to RHI's national SCI network.  

 

Project Title: Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence (SCIRE)
Grant No: 2013-18

Organization: University of British Columbia

Location: Vancouver, BC

Principal Investigator: Janice Eng
Amount: $150,000 Amendment (FY2014): N/A Start Date: 31 MAR 2013 Term End: 31 MAR 2015 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to undertake a number of essential activities to ensure that SCIRE remains the “go-to” website for SCI clinicians including developing point-of‐care tools,  instructional videos, addition of new content on the acute management of SCI, general update the current content, improvements to web navigation, and changes to increase the effectiveness of the communication and dissemination strategy via focused networking with national and international SCI organizations.

 

Project Title: Neil Squire Society Computer Comfort Program
Grant No: G2014-01

Organization: Neil Squire Society

Location: Vancouver, BC

Principal Investigator: Gary Birch
Amount: $114,000 Amendment (FY2014): N/A Start Date: 24 APR 2013 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to support the Computer Comfort program, operated by the Neil Squire Society, to implement the Solutions Model in BC and promote active living among BC residents with spinal cord Injuries. This program is a basic computer familiarization program offered to clients, free of charge -- designed for people who have mobility impairments (including SCI), and who have a desire to learn to use a computer to achieve individual goals which often include increased community participation, education, and employment. The Computer Comfort program provides one-on-one instruction, recommendations for adaptive equipment, and refurbished equipment to be used in the client's home.

 

Project Title: Program Support for BC Wheelchair Sports Association (BCWSA)
Grant No: G2014-02

Organization: BCWSA

Location: Vancouver, BC

Principal Investigator: Gail Hamamoto
Amount: $114,000 Amendment (FY2014): N/A Start Date: 15 MAY 2013 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to support BCWSA programs. BCWSA is focused on the following goals, with the ultimate outcome being increased participation of individuals with SCI in sport and recreation in the province of BC: To enhance retention strategies; To deliver multi-level programming based on the Long-Term Athlete Development model; To engage communities; To provide regional development initiatives;  To engage in leadership development of officials, classifiers, volunteers and administrators; To offer an equipment program; To develop and enhance partnerships to achieve BCWSA goals; To increase awareness strategies; To engage athletes as role models. Through strategic engagement, innovative communication, and collaboration, this funding opportunity will assist BCWSA in accelerating its ability to achieve these goals.  The primary focus for the use of these funds will be to build capacity in a variety of programs and services focusing on participation, enhanced regional communication strategies and leadership development.

 

Project Title: Program Support for Sam Sullivan Disability Foundation
Grant No: G2014-03

Organization: Sam Sullivan Disability Foundation

Location: Vancouver, BC

Principal Investigator: Duane Geddes
Amount: $114,000 Amendment (FY2014): N/A Start Date: 23 MAY 2013 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient, The Sam Sullivan Disability Foundation, exclusively to support and encourage people with spinal cord injuries to live active, healthy lives and to participate in community life to the fullest extent possible. The foundation pursues three primary approaches to realize this mission: Promote and engage people in activities that encourage a healthy, active lifestyle, develop selfconfidence, reduce isolation and increase their participation in the life of the community by delivering programs covering a variety of areas of interest; Provide custom assistive devices that help to overcome physical obstacles, reduce health complications, create greater independence and enable people to undertake activities that might not otherwise be possible; Engage community partners to help people connect with the programs and services available to them and pursue their personal goals for employment, volunteerism and community involvement; Funds will be used to support 6 charities associated with SSDF - Tetra Society, Disabled Sailing Association of BC, BC Mobility Opportunities Society, Vancouver Adapted Music Society, Disabled Independent Gardeners Association, and ConecTra Society.

 

Project Title: Canada Research Chair in Rehabilitation Engineering Design
Grant No: G2014-04 Organization: British Columbia Institute of Technology Location: Burnaby, BC Principal Investigator: Jaimie Borisoff
Amount: $125,000 Amendment (FY2014): N/A Start Date: 16 SEP 2013 Term End: 31 MAR 2018 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to support activities at the BCIT Laboratory of the Canada Research Chair in Rehabilitation Engineering Design, specifically regarding the research, development and application of technology for problems associated with spinal cord injury. The aim of the Lab is to create products that fulfill both the role played by assistive technology as well as that of rehabilitative or therapeutic technology. The ultimate goal is to support improved health care outcomes, reduced long-term costs, and improved quality of life for those living with SCI.

 

Project Title: Bladder Self Management Pilot Project
Grant No: G2014-05 Organization: Vancouver Coastal Health,
University of British Columbia
Location: Vancouver, BC Principal Investigator: Mark Nigro
Amount: $303,175 Amendment (FY2014): N/A Date: 19 SEP 2013 Term End: 31 MAR 2016 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to determine whether home-based monitoring via telehealth decreases: the incidence of urinary tract infections (UTIs), frequency of autonomic dysreflexia, number of ER/physician visits relating to UTI, and healthcare costs in the spinal cord injured population. Patient satisfaction with home-based monitoring via telehealth will also be determined.

 

Project Title: Program Support for Spinal Cord Injury British Columbia (SCI BC)
Grant No: G2014-06 Organization: SCI BC Location: Vancouver, BC Principal Investigator: Chris McBride
Amount: $114,000 Amendment (FY2014): N/A Date: 20 SEP 2013 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to enhance program delivery by SCI-BC.  Specifically, funds will be used for (1) leadership, coordination and evaluation of SCI-BC activities and partnerships within the BC SCICN Network, and (2) ongoing development and implantation of communication and collaboration platforms, including social media and Spin magazine.

 

Project Title: Program Support for BC Spinal Cord Injury Community Services Network
Grant No: G2014-07 Organization: Sam Sullivan Disability Foundation Location: Vancouver, BC Principal Investigator: Duane Geddes
Amount: $30,000 Amendment (FY2014): N/A Date: 1 AUG 2013 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient, exclusively to enhance collaboration and community services offered by the 5 Network members: SCI-BC, Neil Squire Society, Sam Sullivan Disability Foundation, BC Wheelchair Basketball Society, and BC Wheelchair Sports Association.  In particular, funding will be used to (1) increase awareness of the BC SCI Community Services Network, (2) develop program capacity to increase the ability of CSN members to engage and serve BC's population of people with SCI, and (3) add to the sustainability of CSN and each of its member organizations.

 

Project Title: National Sexual and Reproductive Health Meeting
Grant No: G2014-08 Organization: University of British Columbia Location: Vancouver, BC Principal Investigator: Stacy Elliott
Amount: $20,000 Amendment (FY2014): N/A Date: 20 SEP 2013 Term End: 1 SEP 2014 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient exclusively to bring together participants (experts identified through the RHI Rehabilitation Evironmental Scan and within the reproductive health and SCI practice community) to come to Vancouver for a one day facilitated meeting. The overarching goal of this meeting is to establish priorities in the areas of knowledge generation, clinical application and policy change. Bringing together stakeholders from the community, clinical, and research areas will permit a comprehensive, national overview of the current situation in sexual and reproductive care for persons with SCI, to identify existing resources, and where gaps may exist.

 

Project Title: Program Support for BC Wheelchair Basketball Society Program
Grant No: G2014-09 Organization: BCWSA Location: Vancouver, BC Principal Investigator: Sian Blythe
Amount: $114,000 Amendment (FY2014): N/A Date: 20 SEP 2013 Term End: 31 MAR 2014 
Purpose:  The Grant is to be used by the Grant Recipient, exclusively to enhance collaboration and community services offered by the 5 Network members: SCI BC, Neil Squire Society, Sam Sullivan Disability Foundation, BC Wheelchair Basketball Society, and BC Wheelchair Sports Association.  In particular, funding will be used to (1) increase awareness of the BC SCI Community Services Network, (2) develop program capacity to increase the ability of CSN members to engage and serve BC's population of people with SCI, and (3) add to the sustainability of CSN and each of its member organizations.

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Generating knowledge and establishing treatments that will lead to cures for paralysis after SCI

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