National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) - Related Announcements
- NIDRR Peer Reviewer Solicitation
The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) uses standing panels of peer reviewers to evaluate Field Initiated Project (FIP) applications. NIDRR receives more than 250 FIP applications per year. NIDRR uses standing panels in order to enhance continuity, provide for more extensive feedback, and obtain the services of better-qualified reviewers, including those with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds.
Generally, peer reviewers serve for three-year terms on the Standing Panels with one review per year. Individuals may be qualified to be peer reviewers on the basis of education and training or some combination of personal and professional experience with disability. Employees of the Federal government are not eligible to serve as peer reviewers for NIDRR.
You may nominate yourself or others to serve as reviewers. If you are interested in participating as a reviewer, we request that you submit the following three items to David Keer at David.Keer@ed.gov.:
1. a statement indicating willingness to serve on an FIPIf you nominate another individual, please contact the individual to determine if the prospective nominee is willing to serve. Please provide the same information as above.
standing review panel,
2. a few sentences summarizing areas of expertise, and
3. an attached copy of a C.V. or resume
The standing panels NIDRR uses are: (1) Employment Outcomes; (2) Health and Function; (3) Technology for Access and Function; (4) Participation and Community Living; and (5) Statistics, Outcomes Research, Disability Studies, Rehabilitation Science, and Policy.
For additional information about NIDRR, please see: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/nidrr
- NIDRR Developments:
Dr. Alexa Posny, the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), has announced that David Esquith will move from his current position as the Director of the State Monitoring and Program Improvement Division (RSA) to assume the position of Deputy Director of NIDRR. Mr. Esquith has been in OSERS over 20 years, has held assignments in OSEP and, for 13 years, in the Policy, Planning, Budget and Evaluation Division in NIDRR. As many of you know, Sue Swenson, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of OSERS, has been named the Acting Director of NIDRR, replacing Lynnae Rutledge, the director of RSA.
- Lynnae M. Ruttledge Confirmed as Commissioner, Rehabilitation Services Administration, U.S. Department of Education
On March 25, 2010, Alexa Posny, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) in the U.S. Department of Education announced that Lynnae Ruttledge, Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) will serve as Acting Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Commissioner Ruttledge was nominated by President Obama to be Commissioner of RSA and appointed on January 4, 2010 after Senate confirmation.
- NIDRR Grantees for FY 2010
The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) announces the funding of new projects for the current fiscal year. The priority areas include Employment Outcomes (11); Health and Function (3); Technology for Access and Function (31); Participation and Community Living (7); Disability Demographics (0); Knowledge Translation (3); and Capacity Building for Disability and Rehabilitation Research and Training (12).
Browse NARIC's NIDRR Program Directory to view information on
all of the projects currently funded by NIDRR.
- Emergency Management Research and People With Disabilities: A Resource Guide
This resource guide is the culmination of cooperative efforts by NIDRR, the Department of Education, the Research Subcommittee of the Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities (ICC), and the New Freedom Initiative Subcommittee of the Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR). The guide provides a listing and description of research projects funded by the federal government and nonfederal entities, research recommendations that have come out of conferences on emergency management and disability, and a bibliography of relevant research publications.
Alternate available formats
• MS Word Document
• Adobe PDF Document
- NIDRRs Long Range Plan for 2005-2009
• HTML online version of Executive Summary
• PDF version of Executive Summary
• Microsoft Word of Executive Summary file download
• HTML online version
• Plain Text from the Federal Register
• PDF version from the Federal Register
• Microsoft Word file download
- Summary Expert Panel Reports of the Annual Portfolio Assessment Expert Review (APAER) Pilot are available for the Employment Portfolio and the Technology Portfolio.
- Emergency Evacuation of People With Physical Disabilities From Buildings: 2004 Conference Proceedings report and recommendations issued.
- Knowledge Translation Planning Panel Summary Report
• HTML online version
• PDF Format
• MS Word file download