Research Jobs & Fellowships - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Research Jobs & Fellowships

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) offers several types of research fellowships, suitable for funding physicians or PhD scientists in rehabilitation research.

Brinson Fellowship

This is a prestigious two-year fellowship, supported by the Brinson Foundation, with the objective of training rehabilitation researchers in areas related to stroke pathology, impairment or treatment. Learn more about the Brinson Fellowship.

National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) Award Training Program

This program seeks to fund engineers and biologists in advanced techniques for rehabilitation research. The program includes opportunities for training in advanced prosthetics/orthotics engineering.

Institute for Healthcare Studies Fellowship

The Institute for Healthcare Studies at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University offers two-year post-doctoral research fellowships in health services research, funded by a National Research T32 Service Award (NRSA). This program is integrated with a National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) post-doctoral institutional training grant, and both a PhD and MD post-doctoral program in health services research sponsored by the Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research (MCHSPR), Hines VA Hospital.

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Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training: Interventions for Neurologic Communication Disorders

This Fellowship Program provides rigorous, in-depth research training to postdoctoral fellows from programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders. It is designed to prepare them for careers as independent researchers who have the skills necessary to conduct high quality interdisciplinary research addressing the rehabilitation of acquired communication disorders that accompany neurological conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), or Parkinson’s disease.

Postdoctoral fellows will complete an intensive, two-year training program that will allow initiation of their own research agenda, scholarly papers as first author, and grant development with potential for receipt of extramural funding. Applicants must commit to pursuing their research training for two years and on a full-time basis, devoting at least 40 hours per week to the overall program.

For further information about Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training: Interventions for Neurologic Communication Disorders

Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (AART) Project

This project provides an integrated, interdisciplinary, collaborative training program for early-career scholars focusing on rehabilitation-related health services research. Health services faculty work closely with fellows to provide a rigorous and relevant interdisciplinary curriculum, integrating faculty and programs from diverse departments and centers into a unified health services research training program. Through this program, six post-doctoral fellows will develop new skills to enhance their previous training in order to pursue a research career in rehabilitation-related health services research. The program includes carefully matched mentors, didactic course work, original research, grant writing, and scientific publishing over a two-year period.

For more information about this AART.

Learn about available career opportunities with the Sensory Motor Performance Program (SMPP).