Joint NM4R/AR3T Pilot Funding Opportunity

Joint NM4R/AR3T Pilot Funding Opportunity2021-06-29T19:19:07+00:00

JOINT Pilot Funding Opportunity

 Neuromodulation & Regenerative Rehabilitation Pilot Grants
We are not currently accepting new applications

Overview: The rehabilitation research community will benefit from the development of novel lines of research that use combined neuromodulatory and regenerative medicine approaches to optimize functional outcomes. Of particular interest is the underlying mechanisms by which neuromodulation may affect the behavior of endogenous and/or donor stem cells.

To this end, two NIH/NCMRR-funded resource centers, the National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation (NM4R) and the Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training (AR3T), are collaborating to offer this unique pilot funding opportunity to support researchers in the development of innovative, interdisciplinary research that combines neuromodulation and technologies that promote regeneration. One $40,000 grant will be awarded.

The proposed project must include both a regenerative medicine component and a neuromodulation component. Contact if you have questions regarding the Regenerative Rehabilitation aspect of this proposal or would like a consultation in preparation of your proposal. Inquiries regarding neuromodulation should be sent to or

Eligibility: The pilot funding program is open to junior and mid-level career faculty. The Principal Investigator (PI) should have a doctoral degree in a relevant field, be employed at an institution within the United States, and be eligible to submit an NIH R01 application or equivalent at their institution.


  • $40,000 Total award (TC) includes indirect costs by the awardee’s institution.
Key Dates
RFA Release Date: February 1, 2021
Letter of Intent (LOI) Date: April 23, 2021
Invitation to Round 2 Date: April 15, 2021 – rolling based on date of LOI submission
Round 2 Application Due Date: June 1, 2021
Notification of Award Date: July 1, 2021
Anticipated Award Start Date: September 1, 2021

Additional Information

For questions please contact or Cindy Gittinger at