The purpose of the Field Initiated Projects program is to generate new knowledge through research or to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technologies that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and self-sufficiency
of people with disabilities, especially people with the highest support needs.
In carrying out a development activity under a Field Initiated Projects development grant, a grantee must use knowledge and understanding gained from research to create materials, devices, systems, methods, measures, techniques.
tools, prototypes, processes, or intervention protocols that are beneficial to the target population.
Please note that this will be the funding opportunity for Field Initiated Projects development proposals.
We will invite Field Initiated Projects research proposals under a separate announcement.
NIDILRR plans to make 15 Field Initiated Projects awards in FY 202 2. Grants will have a 36-month project period, with three 12-month budget periods.
NIDILRR's FY 2022 Field Initiated Projects will include a combination of research applications and development applications, depending on the combined ranking of individual research and development applications by the peer review panel.