The SCIMS program is designed to provide a multidisciplinary system of rehabilitation care specifically to meet the needs of individuals with SCI.
To be eligible for a SCI Model Systems grant, an applicant institution must encompass a continuum of care for people with SCI, including emergency
medical services, acute care services, acute medical rehabilitation services, and post-acute services.
For purposes of this program, SCI is defined as a clinically discernible degree of neurologic impairment of the spinal cord following a traumatic event.
The purpose of the SCIMS collaborative grant is to support multi-site research on topics related to rehabilitation following SCI.
The SCI Collaborative grant must include collaborative multi-site research with three or more of the NIDILRR-funded SCIMS centers.