Visiting Scholars

Prior to applying, candidates are encouraged to contact the CLDR potential faculty collaborator to discuss the research project. Scholar appointments are available for up to six months. Funding will be provided for travel (roundtrip airfare/mileage) and reasonable housing accommodations.

Application Process & Requirements

  1. Applications are accepted year-round and awarded as funds are available
  2. All components of the application must be completed to be considered for scholar funding
  3. Applicants should contact the program director and faculty collaborator prior to submitting an application
  4. Materials will be reviewed by the Executive Committee and funding decisions made within four weeks
  5. All scholars will be required to submit a summary of their training experience at the end of the training period

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Proposed training must include a research question involving a large research, survey, or administrative dataset (patient records or databases from a single hospital will not qualify)
  2. Research question must address an issue related to rehabilitation, recovery, or disability
  3. Scholar must be a postdoctoral fellow or faculty/research scientist with a minimum of 50% time devoted to research
  4. Scholar must have a research doctorate or relevant clinical degree (MD, DPT) with some evidence of research training and experience
  5. Scholar must agree to adhere to all regulations regarding privacy and the ethical conduct of research involving datasets and secondary data analysis

Visiting Scholars

  • Lynn Freeman, PhD, Aegis Therapies and Golden Living - February 2016
  • Mark Peterson, PhD, Assistant Professor University of Michigan - June 2016

The Center for Large Data Research and Data Sharing in Rehabilitation involves a consortium of investigators from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Cornell University, and the University of Michigan. The CLDR is funded by NIH - National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, through the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. (P2CHD065702).