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  • Foundation, CoHSTAR Offer Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities

    Research-minded postdoctoral physical therapists (PTs) and PTs currently enrolled in a doctoral studies program, take note: multiple opportunities for fellowships and scholarships are now available. Here's a quick take on recent calls for applications.

    The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (Foundation) is now accepting applications for 2 major funding programs.
    Eligibility and application information for the postprofessional 2020 Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) Scholarship and the New Investigator Fellowship Training Initiative (NIFTI) (a $100,000 award over a 2-year period) is posted on the Foundation website. The deadline to apply is January 8, 2020.

    Applicants are encouraged to start the submission process early to allow for potential questions to be answered. Award recipients will be notified in June.

    Contact lizjackson@foundation4pt.org for more information, or call 800/875-1378, ext 1378.

    Important tip: Thoroughly read through all instructions and funding mechanism deadlines before beginning your application. Want to stay on top of what's available? Sign up for the Foundation newsletter and be first to know about Foundation funding opportunities.

    The Centers on Health Services, Training, and Research (CoHSTAR) is accepting fellowship applications for 4 opportunities.
    All fellowships have a February 15, 2020, application deadline. The positions are:

    • Full-time postdoctoral fellowships: Trainees may focus their activities on a unique research focus area or craft an individual experience that involves activities at 2 or 3 collaborating sites.
    • Part-time faculty fellowship: Faculty fellows will retain their faculty appointments at their home institutions while using CoHSTAR support to maximize their protected time for research activities.
    • Part-time faculty fellowship at Brooks Rehabilitation: The selected faculty fellow will retain current faculty appointments while using CoHSTAR support to maximize protected time to engage in research activities as a Brooks visiting scientist. The fellow will be paired with a CoHSTAR faculty mentor and a Brooks Rehabilitation mentoring team.
    • Postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins: This part-time fellowship provides an opportunity to work with data, administrators, researchers, and clinicians at Johns Hopkins. The focus will be on measurement of function of patients and promotion of hospital inpatients’ activity and mobility. Investigating the relationship between activity and mobility and key outcomes such as falls, discharge disposition, and other hospital associated harms is also a key part of this work.

    CoHSTAR was established with a grant of $2.5 million from the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research. Funding for this initiative was made possible with a $1 million lead gift from APTA, gifts from 50 APTA components, and donations from physical therapists, foundations, and corporations with a shared passion for the field of physical therapy.

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