Tech innovators sought to support health, independence of young people with disabilities

March 13, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Proposals are now being accepted for small grants for the development of technology to support health management and independence. All current members of the university community, including students, fellows, staff, clinicians and faculty are encouraged to apply.

Funding of up to $10,000 will cover personnel, supplies and other costs for a one-year period.

The proposal deadline is Monday, March 20. Applications should be submitted at U-M’s Competition Space.

Emphasis should be placed on developing technology that will help adolescents and young adults with physical, cognitive, sensory or developmental disabilities. The technology should support transition to increasing responsibility and independent self-management of health needs at home, at school, at work and in the community. Applicants should consider any stage of the innovation process and are also encouraged to consider incorporating or applying existing work into their proposal.

Details can be found on the TIKTOC Small Grants website.