Proposal Submission Process

The Mobility Foundation Center for Rehabilitation Research operates with approximately $450,000 annual funds derived from an endowed fund of $1.38 billion (FY2014).

Proposals may be submitted throughout the year. Proposals may entail interventional or observational research. Researchers may also submit a one-time request for equipment to be used to supplement other research funding or approved studies.

Proposals should include sections on methods, personnel, budget, timeline, plans for future grant application or application of findings, biosketches of investigators, and a bibliography. Proposals for equipment should attach descriptions of funded or pending research grants, descriptions of the use of the equipment, budget justification, plans for maintenance, and ongoing funding.

After approval by the Center Directors, proposals are submitted to the President's Office for final approval. 

Investigator Reports

Investigators will be expected to submit mid-point progress reports. This progress report should include progress to date, budget expenditures, changes to research plan, updated IRB approvals (if applicable), additional grant applications submitted, grants obtained, and publications or presentations related to the funded research. 

Final reports will be due no later than 60 days after the completion of the project. All items listed in the progress report will need to be updated for the final report.

Requests for carryover funds must be received no later than 60 days prior to the end of the project and will be approved on a case by case basis.

Proposal Guidelines

Please include the following items in your proposal.

  • Proposal Title
  • Contact Information: Academic title, department, telephone number, email
  • Summary: A few sentences describing the overall study
  • Hypothesis/Specific Aims
  • Background/Significance
  • Description of Problem: How the project relates to mobility
  • Methods: How the project is designed and how the investigators will accomplish the project
  • Personnel: Investigators & Co-Investigators
  • Budget
  • Timeline
  • Plans for Future Grant Application