PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are not considering fellowship applications until 2021. Please check back at a later date to apply.
The program is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Administration for Community Living (ACL) Department of Health and Human Services in Washington D.C. Grant Award #90ARCP0003-01-00.
Directed by Drs. Susan Murphy and Anna Kratz, the program trains research post-doctoral fellows to advance the rehabilitation field in community living and participation, promoted by embracing community-based research approaches. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent terminal degree (e.g., PsyD, DPT) in a health related field, such as psychology, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, bioengineering, kinesiology, or rehabilitation medicine. A commitment to research and community living and participation should be evident in the applicant’s cover letter, CV and letter of reference. Candidates with some research and publication experience are especially encouraged to apply.
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POSTDOCTORAL ADVANCED REHABILITATION RESEARCH TRAINING POSITIONS
Eligibility and Expectations for the Fellowship Program
Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent terminal degree (e.g., PsyD, DPT) in a health related field, such as rehabilitation psychology, speech and language pathology, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, bioengineering, kinesiology, rehabilitation medicine, medical anthropology, public health, economics, etc. A commitment to research and community living and participation should be evident in the applicant’s cover letter, CV and letters of reference. In addition of having academic mentors during fellowship, each fellow will also partner with a community mentor – a person with a disability – for further more in depth and personal exposure to community living and disability issues. Previous experience in research and writing or in disability and clinical care is desirable. Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have completed all requirements of the PhD degree or equivalent by August 1st 2019.
Salary and Benefits
Salaries follow the NIH guidelines for post-doctoral fellows based on years of training after Ph.D. The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive package of benefits for fellows.
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has a strong focus on research applied to clinical care. The department is part of the UM Medical School and the UM Health System (UMHS). The University Hospital (UH), an 800 bed tertiary care facility, provides specialized care in many areas including cancer, cardiovascular health and pediatrics. UH is surrounded by outpatient and community based clinics, and is located near the School of Public Health.
For questions, please contact Erica Bundoff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former ARRT Fellow Testimonial
"The ARRT training program opened my eyes to research approaches I was unaware of that can lead to meaningful change...I highly recommend the ARRT training program for those interested in developing important skills to make a significant contribution to our local and global communities."
- Dr. Daniel Whitney, Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Medical School