Welcome to the Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Engineering Career Development Program
The Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Engineering Career Development Program (IREK12) in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences was created by a consortium of leading institutions in the field including Northwestern University, University of California at Irvine and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill/North Carolina State University in partnership with Case Western Reserve University, Marquette University, Stanford University, University of Delaware and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. The mission of the program is to recruit and train scholars with engineering and other quantitative backgrounds to become successful rehabilitation scientists in basic, translational and/or clinical research.
After completion of the program, selected trainees should have the ability to integrate knowledge from the various disciplines involved in the movement and rehabilitation sciences, including engineering, quantitative neuroscience, computer science and physiology, and affiliated clinical sciences. This will be accomplished through a wide spectrum of career development opportunities in translational rehabilitation research, spanning from basic human and animal research to quantitative clinical assessments, device development, and clinical trials provided by faculty at the partnering institutions. In addition to these training opportunities, each award provides up to two years of financial support that includes $100k for salary and benefits, and $25k for research and training related expenses.
- A current CV
- A statement of research interests not to exceed 3 pages in length
- A statement of how support from this K12 award, would further career development in rehabilitation research. This description should include how the trainee will benefit from a mentor at one of the participating institutions. This statement is limited to 1 page.
- A statement of support from the applicant's current institution. This statement should confirm the current appointment and the guarantee that the applicant will be able to contribute 75% of full-time effort to this award.
This page last updated May 21, 2014