The Extramural Grants Administration Program works to further the efforts of the Spinal Cord Injury Research Board (SCIRB). Each year, approximately 1,100 New York residents suffer traumatic spinal cord injuries joining the nearly 288,000 people living in the United States with paralysis. SCIRB’s mission, since 1998, has been to support neurological spinal cord injury scientific research projects from leading researchers within New York State to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. SCIRB has recommended approximately $124 million in research awards through 2019 to some of New York State's finest research teams.