Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) Program: RERC on Information and Communication Technologies Access

Funding Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services

The purpose of the RERC program is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act by conducting advanced engineering research on and development of innovative technologies that are designed to solve particular rehabilitation problems or to remove environmental barriers for people with disabilities. RERCs also demonstrate and evaluate such technologies, facilitate service delivery system changes, stimulate the production and distribution of new technologies and equipment in the private sector, and provide training opportunities.

ield-Initiated RERC on Information and Communication Technologies Access: In this area, NIDILRR seeks to fund research and development toward innovative technologies and strategies that will make information and communication technologies optimally accessible and usable for people with disabilities.


  • Letter of Intent: Mar. 18, 2019
  • Application: Apr. 12, 2019

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

States; public or private agencies, including for-profit agencies; public or private organizations, including for-profit organizations; IHEs; and Indian tribes and tribal organizations.



Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

April 12, 2019