Rehabilitation Research Career Development (RRCD) Program

Please note: the RRCD Program is no longer recruiting.


RRCD Eligibility Requirements

The following apply to all individuals interested in the RRCD program:

  1. Applicants must be licensure eligible physical or occupational therapists with an earned doctoral degree. Persons with a clinical doctorate (e.g., DPT) must show evidence of research productivity as reflected by a minimum of three data-based publications in indexed, refereed journals.
  2. At least one year of postdoctoral research experience is preferred, but it can be no more than five years. This experience can include a traditional fellowship or a research associate or faculty position with minimum teaching and service responsibility.
  3. Applicants must be a US citizen, non-citizen national or permanent resident.
  4. Applicants may not have been a principal investigator on any major NIH research project.
  5. Applicants must be willing to train for at least two years at one of the consortium institutions.
  6. Applicants must identify a Lead Mentor (see mentor list) and be a member of an interdisciplinary research team.

RRCD Application Process

Interested individuals should submit an RRCD Application Form, along with the following:

  1. Statement of interest summarizing professional goals, research training experience, and clinical/translational research interests and experience
  2. Letter from Lead Mentor confirming willingness to participate
  3. Current CV and evidence of professional qualifications as an occupational or physical therapist
  4. Two letters of reference from supervisor, mentor, and/or department chair who can verify research potential
  5. Copies of published work

Deadline for applications is May 1st*; anticipated start date is September 1st.
*Preferred deadline. Applications will be accepted ongoing until all positions are filled.

Contact Us: The RRCD is supported by the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences at UTMB
Phone 409.747.1637 | Email | Follow us on Twitter: @UTMB_RehabSci