The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and International Spinal Research Trust (ISRT) announced today $1.1million/£1 million in funding to support four research studies designed to restore neural/motor function primarily through novel circuit formation in chronic, traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). The jointly funded grants are the first for the Reeve-ISRT collaborative alliance, established earlier last year to focus on fast-tracking SCI therapies using combinatorial interventions, innovative protocols and broad stakeholder engagement.
Each grantee is awarded up to $330,000 (approximately £250,000) over two-three years for the projects, which include input from clinicians to ensure the outcome measures are feasible and relevant in humans. In addition, grantees will publicly share data resulting from their research on a FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) platform. The rigorous selection process was led by a Steering Committee and Scientific Review Board comprised of international experts in the field and individuals living with spinal cord injury.
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