The purpose of this fellowship program is to facilitate doctoral-level research with direct relevance to the rehabilitation of veterans with disabilities and to enhance rehabilitation research capacity within VA. Providing an opportunity for interested students to develop expertise in clinical research will prepare fellows from this program to assume leadership roles in rehabilitation research and clinical care after receiving their doctoral degrees.
Career Development Program
The Office of Research and Development (ORD) is pleased to announce a new career development program that streamlines career development opportunities across services into one ORD-wide program. As always, this career development program is designed to attract, develop and retain talented VA researchers in areas of particular importance to VA by providing a well-constructed, mentored research development experience. The new program is intended to clarify, simplify, and enhance VA research career development opportunities for clinicians and non-clinicians.
Rehabilitation Research Disability Supplement
It is important that rehabilitation research and development programs support scientists and physicians with disabilities so that Veterans can benefit from their skills and abilities and also their special appreciation for the need of disabled people. Disabled researchers, in order to participate, may need specialized equipment and or facilities in order to participate in research activities. Existing RR&D Center, as well as individual Merit Review program investigators are encouraged to include people with disabilities on their staff. To support this effort, the RR&D Service will provide additional funds, through supplements to existing Center or Merit Review programs