TREAT Grant Program Eligibility Requirements
- TREAT services and award eligibility is restricted to concepts that are considered rehabilitation or assistive technology. To verify your device eligibility, refer to the following definitions:
- Assistive Technology: Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of an individual with a disability. The term does not include a medical device that is surgically implanted, or the replacement of such device. (Reference – Authority 20 U.S.C. 1401(1))
- Rehabilitation Technology: The systematic application of technologies, engineering methodologies, or scientific principles to meet the needs of and address the barriers confronted by individuals with disabilities in areas which include education, rehabilitation, employment, transportation, independent living, and recreation. The term includes rehabilitation engineering, assistive technology devices, and assistive technology services.
- Grant Applications will be evaluated triannually following the posted review schedule.
- Applications are accepted by invitation only based on results of Abstract review. Abstracts may be submitted at any time by following submission guidelines on the TREAT web
- Consideration will only be given to applications that follow specified submission guidelines on the TREAT website.
- Applicants must create an on-line account to access application templates for competitive TREAT Commercialization Assistance Programs.
- Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible for Pilot Project grant awards.
- Applicants who have received TREAT funding are ineligible for awards to develop additional technologies until all terms and conditions of initial funding have been met.
TREAT Confidentiality Agreement
- TREAT agrees to keep all materials submitted and marked “confidential” for a period of one year.
- TREAT requires any individual reviewing your application to keep your materials confidential.
- TREAT requires reviewers to recuse themselves from the review if they have a conflict of interest as defined by the NIH here.
- TREAT may use the submitter‘s name, the submitter‘s institution, the project name and the project description for TREAT‘s internal tracking and record keeping as well as to comply with reporting requirements mandated by the NIH or other government agencies.
TREAT Grant Application Terms and Conditions
- TREAT reserves the right to use technology, product, and company names as well as photographs, illustrations, and diagrams of all publicly disclosed client materials for documentation, reporting and marketing purposes.
- TREAT acknowledges that the submission of an application does not grant TREAT any rights to the work and the work and any accompanying intellectual property is owned by the applicant.
- The submitter acknowledges that material submitted for review by TREAT for which the submitter requests funding or in-kind service is their own work or is submitted with permission from the entity that has legal rights to the material.
- Indirect costs for institutional overhead may be supported by TREAT funding to a maximum of 8% of direct costs.
- At the conclusion of the project period (specified in the grant award letter), a final report must be submitted to the TREAT Director
- Recipients of TREAT funding and/or in-kind service agree to provide annual development updates for a period up to 5 years following completion of the project period.
- Any public disclosure of work product resulting from TREAT support (e.g. publications, presentation, press release, web site, etc.) must include a disclaimer such as “This project was supported by NIH P2CHD086841 from the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development at the National Institutes of Health and the Center for Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology (TREAT). The content is solely attributed to the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, the National Institutes of Health or TREAT.”