Brain Injury Association of America Launches Research Funding Opportunities
June 19, 2019
Vienna, Va. – The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) today announced plans for two funding opportunities to support research toward finding cures for brain injury. Thanks to a generous bequest from the estate of Linda Redmann, the Brain Injury Research Fund offers support to studies contributing to our understanding of brain injury as a chronic disease. In the inagural call for proposals, BIAA will seek novel approaches to understanding and ameliorating long-term effects of brain injury, such as the excess mortality associated with more severe injuries, neurodegenerative diseases that may be triggered by an injury earlier in life, or consequences of childhoold brain injury.
“For many, brain injury evolves into a chronic health condition that accelerates multiple diseases,” offered Susan H. Connors, BIAA’s president and chief executive officer. “The launch of the Brain Injury Association of America’s Brain Injury Research Fund marks a significant step in meeting many unmet needs after brain injury.”
Through the Brain Injury Research Fund, BIAA plans to offer two types of funding: Dissertation Awards, funded between $3,000 to $5,000, and Seed Grants, funded up to $25,000. Association leaders will begin accepting Letters of Interest (LOIs) in June.
For more information on BIAA’s initial research priorities and the Brain Injury Research Fund, click here.
About the Brain Injury Association of America:
The Brain Injury Association of America is the country’s oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization. Our mission is to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury. We are dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury.