Wednesday April 22, 2020
March 1, 2020 was the submission deadline for Mission Connect's new research funding award, Integrating Perspectives in Spinal Cord Injury Research. Five highly promising investigations were submitted before the COVID-19 crisis began and are currently in the hands of members of Mission Connect's External Review Committee (ERC). Due to the closure of institutions and labs, the deadline for receipt of reviews and comments from the ERC has been extended to mid-May. If this timeline remains reasonable, by mid-summer 2020, two new research projects will launch with $200,000 grants each.
Many thanks again to the major funders who made this award possible; The Ralph A. Johnston Foundation, The W.T. and Louise J. Moran Foundation, the M.D. Anderson Foundation, the John S. Dunn Foundation for Medical Research, and the Ellwood, Elkins, and George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundations.