Lurie Institute for Disability Policy Receives $6 Million in New Grants

October 18, 2021

The Lurie Institute is thrilled to announce $6 million in new federal funding for research at Lurie and at Lurie's centers, including a grant supporting the new Center for Disability and Pregnancy Research.

NIH Grant to Study Pregnancy Healthcare Disparities among Black Women and Latinas with Physical DisabilitiesThe Lurie Institute has been awarded a $2 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The four-year grant supports research that will examine disparities in care and outcomes before, during, and after pregnancy among Black women and Latinas with physical disabilities.

Learn more about the Lurie Institute's NIH-funded research.

NIDILRR Grant to Support the New Center for Disability and Pregnancy ResearchThe Lurie Institute has also received a $1.5 million grant from the Administration for Community Living's National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. The three-year grant—under the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects Program—will support Lurie's crucial research on disability and pregnancy, in particular, by helping support the work of our new center, the Center for Disability and Pregnancy Research.

Learn more about the Lurie Institute's NIDILRR-funded research.

Research Center for Parents with Disabilities, a Lurie Institute Center, Receives 5-Year NIDILRR GrantThe Research Center for Parents with Disabilities has been awarded a $2.5 million grant under the DRRP Program at NIDILRR. The PEP Center has received a five-year grant for the purposes of identifying, developing, testing, and evaluating interventions that provide support to parents with disabilities in their capacity as a parent and that provide support to their family. The PEP Center will also translate and communicate the knowledge it gains through such avenues as trainings and technical assistance.

Learn more about the Center's NIDILLR-funded research.