Spinal cord injuries (SCI) are serious and complex neurotraumatic wounds affecting military service members serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The SCIRP was established by Congress in FY09 with a $35 million appropriation to support research into regenerating/repairing damaged spinal cords and improving rehabilitation therapies. From FY10-13, Congress appropriated an additional $62.85 million to continue this research. The SCIRP focuses its funding on innovative projects that have the potential to make a significant impact on improving the function, wellness, and overall quality of life for military service members as well as their caregivers, families, and the American public.
- $97.85 million FY09-13
- $30 million FY14
- 98 Awards in FY09-12
- Recent Applications Recommended for Funding