The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) announces the Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities: Special Education Preservice Program Improvement Grants. The purpose of the Combined Personnel Preparation priority is to improve the quality and increase the number of personnel who are fully credentialed to serve children, including infants and toddlers, with disabilities—especially in areas of chronic personnel shortage—by supporting projects that prepare early intervention, special education, and related services personnel at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and specialist levels. In order to be eligible under this priority, programs must provide training and support for scholars 8 to complete, within the project period of the grant, a degree, State certification, professional license, or State endorsement in early intervention, special education, or a related services field.
The PH/TBI Research Program’s Cognitive Rehabilitation For TBI Clinical Trial Award mechanism is offered for the first time in FY10. These awards are intended to encourage rapid implementation of clinical trials to assess the efficacy of cognitive rehabilitative therapy for TBI for members or former members of the Armed Forces. Collaborations with military researchers and clinicians are encouraged. NOTE: Priority will be given to studies that use military or veteran populations who have been diagnosed with a TBI incurred in the line of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom.