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BI-ISIG Task Force Funding Opportunity

A competitive grant opportunity seeks to fund high-quality projects to be led by BI-ISIG Task Force members. Eligible projects are expected to have a meaningful impact in the field of brain injury rehabilitation.
To apply for funding, email a completed TASK FORCE FUNDING FORM to BI-ISIG Awards Officer, Tolu Oyesanya by 8 April 2023.


  • Funding will begin on 1 July 2024
  • A maximum of $6,000 is available which may be allocated across one or multiple projects based on merit, budget justification, and the number of competing meritorious proposals submitted.
  • There is no set number of awards to be funded per year.
  • Awards will be decided by the BI-ISIG Executive Committee on the basis of efficient use of funds for maximum impact.
  • Task force funding is to support BI-ISIG task force- initiated projects and must be led by BI-ISIG task force members.
  • Funding will not be awarded to individuals and is not meant to support work outside of ACRM (e.g., student dissertation projects).
  • Projects must include at least one Early Career member who will be active on the project.
  • Preference will be given to proposals that involve collaboration between two or more Task Forces.
  • Award recipients will be required to submit bi-annual progress reports at six and 12 months post-funding.


  • Fees for outside consultants (e.g., consumers, statisticians, librarians)
  • IRB fees required for research projects
  • Open access journal fees
  • Software for systemtic reviews
  • Video/ webinar expenses
  • Product design/ marketing services that are not available through ACRM
  • Travel expenses may be considered if they are well-justified and specifically related to the task force project.
    • Travel expenses will only be allowed if they are justified as necessary for work related to the task force project that cannot be accomplished via remote collaboration.
    • Travel funds cannot be requested to attend an ACRM meeting unless there will be a working meeting for the project during ACRM and the work cannot reasonably occur outside of the ACRM meeting.
These are just examples; other types of expenses may be proposed and will be considered by the BI-ISIG Executive Committee.


  • Recipients of the BI-ISIG Travel Scholarship will not be eligible for travel support under this mechanism during the same award year.
  • Reimbursement for time/ effort of ACRM members is not an allowable expense.
  • If funds are being budgeted for outside consultants/ personnel services, the personnel services being requested should predominantly be for expertise that cannot be found within ACRM membership.  However, with proper justification and rationale, there may be some exceptions to this rule.
  • Funding for students or trainees may be considered as long as there is strong justification and rationale provided to support the need/ requirement for their paid service. For example, if your institution requires students/ trainees are paid for their services, documentation of this requirement must be provided.
  • Award recipients will be required to submit bi-annual progress reports at 6 and 12 months post-funding.


A completed application form must be submitted by email to BI-ISIG Awards Officer, Dawn Neumann by 1 April 2023 to provide the following information:

  • Overview of Project:
    In 1-2 paragraphs, describe the proposed project. Include the goals of the project and what has been accomplished to date. Explain why the requested funds are needed to complete or enhance the project.
  • Methodology:
    Explain details of methods for how you plan to accomplish the goals of the project.
  • Planned Outcome(s)/ Impact:
    In a few sentences, describe what outcomes will be achieved when the project is completed, and the significance of achieving these outcomes. In other words, explain what problem or gap this project is addressing and the potential impact it will have in the field of brain injury.
  • Dissemination Products:
    Please describe any planned dissemination products that you anticipate resulting from the project, as well as any dissemination plan (e.g., publication, fact sheets, IEPs, website postings, partnerships with other organizations, etc.).
  • Timeline:
    If the funding is provided, when (month and year) do you estimate the planned outcome(s) will be achieved? Funds are to be expended within the calendar year (by June 30, 2023) unless a no-cost extension is granted.*If this work is to result in a publication, acknowledgment must be made to ACRM BI-ISIG Task Force grant funding.



Application questions should be emailed to Dawn Neumann.