Administrative Structure

Source of Program Funding

Budget and Types of Awards


In 2000, the Department of Public Health distributed funds to research facilities.

Traffic surcharges, donations, gifts

Information not available


In 1998, 6-member board was established at Purdue University and Indiana University to oversee head and spinal cord centers injury research centers.

State funds, federal funds, donations

$1 million/year

University-based research


In 1994, a 7-member board was established to support grants, fellowships, and develop a 5-year strategic plan for research at the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville.

Traffic violation surcharge

2004: $2.9 million

Competitive grants; endowed chairs and professorships; postdoctoral and graduate fellowships; lecture series and research symposia


In 2000, 11-member board was established to solicit, review, and award research funds.

Health insurer taxes

$1 million/year

Basic, preclinical, and clinical research, fellowships


In 2004, 3-member board was established to review grant proposals.

Licensing reinstatement fees

Information not available


In 2001, 8-member board was created under the authority of the University of Missouri to solicit, review, and award research grants.

Traffic surcharges, donations, federal grants

2004-2005: $375,000

Individual research awards

New Jersey

In 1999, 11-member board was established to solicit and approve research projects, compile a directory of state-based spinal cord injury research projects, and establish a central registry of individuals with spinal cord injuries.

$1 surcharge on traffic or motor vehicle fines or penalties, donations, gifts

2005: $7 million

2004: $6.5 million

Senior and junior faculty grants; one-time grants for startup costs; individual research grants; fellowship grants

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