Postdoctoral Trainee Ted Graber works in a research lab associated with the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences at UTMB

Postdoctoral Fellowship Training

The interdisciplinary postdoctoral training program provides structured research experiences to qualified individuals interested in academic and clinical careers related to disability, rehabilitation and recovery.

Postdoctoral fellows plan, conduct, and disseminate research in collaboration with a mentor and interdisciplinary team focusing in one of the following areas:

- Postdoctoral Fellowship Admission Requirements -


Individuals should have a PhD degree (or equivalent, ScD) and no more than two years of postdoctoral training in a rehabilitation-related field:

  • rehabilitation medicine/science
  • physical and occupational therapy
  • nursing
  • neuroscience
  • exercise sciences
  • kinesiology
  • bioengineering
  • human factor engineering/design
  • rehabilitation/clinical psychology

Individuals with clinical doctorates (e.g., MD, DPT, OTD) are also eligible to apply. Typically, individuals with clinical doctorates recently completed clinical training/residency and have less research experience. These fellows will be required to complete supplemental course work in research design and statistics.

Application Process

Completed applications should be emailed to, along with the required documentation described below.

  1. Narrative (not to exceed 3 pages) describing the individual's research interests and goals for the postdoctoral experience.
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Official transcript from the institution granting the doctoral degree. Individuals who have not officially graduated must provide confirmation from the university that all degree requirements have been completed.
  4. Two letters of reference from persons who can comment directly on the individual's ability to successfully complete postdoctoral research training. Letters can be included with the application materials or sent directly by the referee.

Funding and Duration

Postdoctoral fellowship positions are supported for 1-3 years, contingent upon the availability of funds.

Initial stipends range from $40,000 to $42,000, depending on previous experience.

Funding is provided by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research1, the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences, various research grants and university endowments.

  1. Grant# H133P110012, Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Program - National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Department of Education

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