Spinal Cord Injury Research Program
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Advance the treatment and management of spinal cord injury and ameliorate its consequences relevant to injured Service members.


To fund research and foster collaborative environments for the development and translation of more effective strategies to improve the health and well-being of Service members, Veterans, and other individuals with spinal cord injury.

Spinal Cord Injury Research News

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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.

Congressional Appropriations

Congressional Appropriations

  • $127.85 million FY09-FY14
  • $30.0 million FY15
Funding Summary

Funding Summary

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