Advanced Training Fellowship in Rehabilitation Policy Research

Funder: National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)

The University of Washington (UW) and the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program are offering a competitive fellowship for individuals with a demonstrated academic and personal interest in the areas of aging, disability, rehabilitation, and policy research. We hope to increase the number of successful independent rehabilitation policy researchers prepared to conduct investigations related to healthcare policy in individuals with disabilities across the lifespan, with an emphasis on older adults. We are seeking highly qualified fellows with a passion for rehabilitation and aging policy and research.

What is the program?

This fellowship is a mentored, two-year training experience. During the first year, fellows will conduct interdisciplinary research in disability and rehabilitation in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington. In the second year, fellows will physically relocate to Washington D.C., where they will join the Health and Aging Policy Fellows program, which includes a 1 year placement in a federal agency or policy institute.

 All fellows will be provided a salary stipend, funds for travel and coursework, and some relocation expenses.  Remote placements may be available in some cases.

Who should apply?

This program is interdisciplinary, and invites applicants with a doctoral level degree (including PhD, PsyD, MD, JD, or equivalent), from any discipline with a policy component.  These include rehab sciences, psychology, nursing, social work, OT/PT, epidemiology, public health, health services research, public administration, economics, medicine, or law.

We seek applicants across career stages, from those with new doctoral degrees to those looking for more policy or research training mid-career.

How to apply:

Step 1: Interested applicants should first reach out to the program PI Dr. Ivan Molton (imolton@uw.edu) and co-PI Dr. Tracy Mroz (tmroz@uw.edu) for more information about the program and to establish fit. Dr. Mroz & Dr. Molton are very happy to schedule a call to discuss the program in more detail. 

Step 2: Submit a full application to Dr. Molton & Dr. Mroz. Full application includes:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement (1 page, single or double spaced) that discusses your professional background and why you are a good fit for this fellowship.
  • Two Letters of Support: the letter writers can submit formal word/pdf documents OR the letter writer can write an email to Dr. Mroz & Dr. Molton as the letter of support.


FELLOWSHIP START DATE: October 1st, 2023 (but can be flexible based on need) 

Unable to Apply This Year?

This grant provides funding for a new fellow annually for the next 3 years. Because this is a recurring opportunity, we encourage you to check back again next year and apply.

The contents of this webpage were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90ARPO00-03-00). NIDILRR is a center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this webpage do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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