Fellowship Opportunities

CoHSTAR Fellowship Opportunities

Applications due February 15, 2023

CoHSTAR is pleased to announce a new round of fellowship opportunities for physical therapist researchers interested in developing their careers as health services researchers. We are offering a range of fellowship opportunities, including faculty fellowships (some co-sponsored with other organizations), postdoctoral fellowships, and predoctoral fellowships. We will select fellows in 2023, contingent on available funding and matching. Interested parties are encouraged to reach out to us in advance of the deadline to discuss potential projects. Currently there is no list of mentors available for these opportunities.

Part-time Faculty Fellows retain their faculty appointments at their home institutions and use CoHSTAR support to maximize their protected time for research activities. Research fellows will be paired with a CoHSTAR site and faculty mentor or mentoring team. Fellowships provide mentorship, travel support, and information resources.

Full-time Postdoctoral Fellows work onsite at one of the three participating institutions. Trainees will be provided with mentorship, didactic training, travel support, information resources, and secretarial or technical support.

Mentored Summer Research Predoctoral Fellows are graduate students who are either enrolled in a DPT program or who are licensed physical therapists enrolled in a PhD program. This Diversity-targeted opportunity supports career advancement for qualifying Physical Therapy (PT) student researchers.


About CoHSTAR:

CoHSTAR builds upon the well-established and nationally renowned health services research and training infrastructure available at its trio of collaborating institutions: Brown University, Boston University and University of Pittsburgh.

The specific goals of CoHSTAR are to:

  1. Build health services research infrastructure to facilitate interdisciplinary health services/health policy research by physical therapist scientists.
  2. Expand the number of physical therapist health services/health policy researchers by training highly skilled, physical therapist health services/health policy researchers.
  3. Increase the quantity and quality of physical therapy health services/health policy research by supporting high quality pilot and small studies that lead to external funding and scholarship.
  4. Build upon active and growing research programs at collaborating institutions to build a sustainable, long-term capacity for PT health services and health policy research training.