Administrative Structure

Source of Program Funding

Budget and Types of Awards

New York

In 1998, 13-member board was established to solicit, review, and administer grants.

Traffic surcharges, gifts, donations

Up to $8.5 million/year

Three types of research grants: Collaborations to Achieve Research Translation; Innovative, Development, or Exploratory Activities; and Center of Research Excellence grants


In 1999, 11-member board was created to solicit, review, and fund research initiatives.

Private (gifts, grants) and public sources

2001-2003: $1a

South Carolina

In 2000, 7-member board was created to recruit researchers to serve as reviewers for applications for research funds; staff and administrative support provided by the Medical University of South Carolina.

$100 surcharges on fines for DUI

FY 2004-2005: $1.4 million

Primary research grants for junior faculty, career development awards, faculty recruitment initiative, small pilot grant funds, research dissemination funds


In 1997, a 7-member board was established to solicit, review, and administer research funds.

Licensing reinstatement fees; donations; grants

2003: $3.2 millionb

Research on the mechanisms and treatment of neurotrauma; community-based rehabilitation services

aThe legislature passed House Bill HB 5041, which stated that the maximum amount to be provided to the program was $50,000, although the legislature appropriated $1.

bBrain and spinal cord injury grants and community rehabilitation service grants awarded in alternate years. There is a 5% cap on administrative costs.

NOTE: The information in this table is limited to state enacted laws (as of October 2004) that establish funds for research on spinal cord injuries. This does not include legislation that allocates monies toward rehabilitation expenses or legislation under consideration. The information was largely derived from Lexis-Nexis searches of legislation, literature reviews, and a review of state websites. Information was verified with state officials, individuals, and award recipients when possible. Abbreviations: DUI = driving under the influence of alcohol; FY = fiscal year.

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