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Field Initiated Projects Program: Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) - Development

Type: Posted • Opportunity: HHS-2024-ACL-NIDILRR-IFST-0076


The purpose of the Field Initiated Projects (FIP) program is to generate new knowledge through research or to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technologies -to maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family/caregiver support, and economic and self-sufficiency of people with disabilities, especially people with the greatest support needs. Another purpose of this grant opportunity is to improve the capacity of minority serving institutions (MSI) to conduct high-quality disability and rehabilitation research and development. In carrying out a development activity under a FIP 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 FIP-MSI Development proposals. We will invite FIP-MSI Research proposals under a separate announcement. NIDILRR plans to make four FIP-MSI awards. Grants will have a 36- month project period, with three 12-month budget periods. NIDILRR's FIP-MSI grants 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.


Category of Funding
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
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Grant Category
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
On 1/16/24 Administration for Community Living posted grant opportunity HHS-2024-ACL-NIDILRR-IFST-0076 for Field Initiated Projects Program: Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) - Development with funding of $400,000. The grant will be issued under grant program 93.433 ACL National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. It is expected that 2 total grants will be made worth between $195,000 and $200,000.


Posted Date
Jan. 16, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
March 18, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 22 Days
Closing Date Explanation
Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Last Updated
Jan. 16, 2024, 10:16 a.m. EST
Archive Date
Sept. 30, 2024


Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Private institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Additional Info
Parties eligible to apply for FIP - MSI grants are limited to minority entities and Indian Tribes as authorized by Section 21 (b)(2)(A) of the Rehabilitation Act. A minority entity is defined as a Historically Black College or University (HCBU) (a part B institution, as defined in Section 322(2) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended), a Hispanic-serving institution of higher education, an American Indian tribal college or university, or another IHE whose minority student enrollment is at least 50 percent. NIDILRR is especially interested in applications from individual minority entities that have historically been underrepresented in the Federal research arena. Foreign entities are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

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Administration for Community Living
Contact Phone
(202) 795-7407
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