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ANPT Early Career Scientist Virtual Workshop

Wednesday, February 24  10:00 am -5:30 pm ET


The Early Career Scientist Workshop sponsored by the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (ANPT), a component of the APTA, will focus on issues related to career development for early career researchers in the field of neurologic physical therapy and rehabilitation research. The full-day program will provide didactic presentations by leaders in physical therapy research and national funding agencies, question and answer sessions, a mock grant review, and small group discussions that provide feedback on your research. Particular emphasis will be on the grant-writing and review processes.   

The course will be conducted virtually and is free to all participants. Early-career researchers including graduate students nearing the completion of their PhD degree, postdoctoral scholars, and junior faculty who are interested in starting or accelerating a research agenda in the field of neurologic physical therapy should attend. A competitive application process will be used to select participants at each of the early-career levels. At the time of application, prospective participants will be required to submit a specific aims/hypothesis page that will be reviewed by peers and faculty during the workshop.   


The program is sponsored by the ANPT and is coordinated by the ANPT Research Committee.




Daniel Corcos, PhD
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Movement Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Grantsmanship/Grant-writing tips: What reviewers are looking for?

Edelle C. Field-Fote, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University
Director, Spinal Cord Injury Research
Shepherd Center – Crawford Research Institute

Development of the NIH Application

Richard Segal, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Professor and Chair
Department of Physical Therapy
Medical University of South Carolina

Navigating collaboration and sustaining a laboratory: Building your grant portfolio and getting promoted while being a good citizen

Joseph Bonner, PhD
Health Science Administrator, Program Officer
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH

Funding Opportunities at NIH

Anne Ordway, PhD
Program Specialist
Administration for Community Living
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research

Funding Opportunities at NIDILRR

COL Sarah Goldman, PhD
Director, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs
U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command

Funding Opportunities at DOD

Applications Closed:

To learn more about future programs email to the Director of Research for ANPT, Patrick Sparto, PT, PhD 

In the email, include your Name, Institution, Position, Years of training, Research Advisor or Mentor (if applicable). Attach a NIH-style biosketch if you have one. You are required to submit a draft of Specific Aims (1-page limit) of a research project that you would like feedback on from the faculty and peers.

In order for participants to have the optimal experience, we are not able to accept all who apply. Participants will be selected and notified the first week of February.

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