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K12 Career Development Grants in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences

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  • K12 Career Development Grants in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences

    We are seeking applications from junior faculty members interested in a career development opportunity in the area of quantitative movement and rehabilitation sciences. The deadline for submission is August 15, 2017.

    This opportunity is funded through a K12 program awarded to Northwestern University, the University of California at Irvine, the Medical University of South Carolina, and the University of Delaware, in partnership with Case Western Reserve University, Marquette University, the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Stanford University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill/North Carolina State University. The goal of this K12 program is to recruit and train scholars with engineering and other quantitative backgrounds to become successful rehabilitation scientists in basic, translational and/or clinical research. After completion of the program, selected trainees should have the ability to integrate knowledge from the various disciplines involved in the movement and rehabilitation sciences, including engineering, quantitative neuroscience, computer science and physiology, and affiliated clinical sciences. This will be accomplished through a wide spectrum of career development opportunities in translational rehabilitation research, spanning from basic human and animal research to quantitative clinical assessments, device development, and clinical trials. In addition to these training opportunities, each award provides up to two years of financial support that includes $100k for salary and benefits, and $25k for research and training related expenses.

    Further details on our K12 program can be found at:

    Eligibility requirements
    • Candidates must have received, as of the beginning date of the K12 appointment, a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. Preference will be given to degrees or subsequent faculty appointments in the engineering or quantitative sciences (e.g. engineering, physics, computer science, …).
    • Candidates must have a current appointment at a U.S. university. This appointment must be at level of a tenure-track assistant professor, and the candidate cannot have been in the position for more than three years at the start of the award.
    • Scholars are expected to devote a minimum of 9 person-months (75% of full-time professional effort) during the first 2 years of their appointment on the K12 award.
    • By the time of appointment, each scholar must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence.
    • Candidates must make a 4-5 year commitment to the career-development program.

    Interested applicants should submit the following materials no later than August 15, 2017
    • A current CV
    • A statement of research interests, not to exceed 4 pages in length. This statement should include 1 page of specific aims, structured as for an NIH R01 proposal with not more than 2 aims; 1 page of significance and innovation; and 2 pages to briefly describe the proposed methodology, including reference to the investigator’s prior work.
    • A statement of how support from this K12 award would further career development in rehabilitation research. This description should include how the trainee will benefit from a mentor at one of the participating institutions. This statement is limited to 1 page.
    • A statement of support from the applicant’s current institution. This statement should confirm the current appointment and guarantee that the applicant will be able to contribute 75% of full-time effort to this award.

    Applications can be submitted online at: