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Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Neilsen Foundation Allied Health Professional Research Award of ASIA

The Neilsen Foundation Supports Early Career Research Through ASIA
ASIA is pleased to announce that it has received a contribution from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation to fund a research award each year for a five year period. The funds will be used by ASIA to support one grant per year to be awarded to a non-research PhD or Master’s level clinician who is a member of ASIA and is interested in becoming involved in SCI medicine research. Each applicant must have a mentor, also a member of ASIA, who has acknowledged research experience and will serve as a guide during the research process.
Instructions to Applicants and an Application Form follow. If you have questions, please contact ASIA Executive Director Lesley M. Hudson, MA in the ASIA National Office, atlesley_hudson@shepherd.com.
Instructions to Applicants
The Neilsen Foundation Allied Health Research Award of ASIA is a collaboration between the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation and the American Spinal Injury Association. It is designed to be a one year research award to a non-research PhD or Master’s level clinician who has experience in the field of SCI Medicine, but is at the early stage of developing a research component to his/her career trajectory.
The recipient will be selected by the ASIA Research and Awards Committee each year.
Eligibility Criteria are:
  • Work proposed in the application must be in the field of SCI research, and the rationale must be supported by a recent review of the literature.
  • Each applicant must declare a mentor who is a senior researcher in the field of SCI medicine or related area.
  • Both the applicant and mentor must be members of ASIA.
  • All applications must utilize the form provided on the ASIA website.
  • Applications will be transmitted electronically to the email address shown on the form.

The total amount to be awarded each year is: $20,000.
Deadline for receipt of applications is: December 31, 2013 

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