New Investigator Fellowship Training Initiative (NIFTI)

Funding Agency:
Foundation for Physical Therapy

A 2-year, $100,000 post-doctoral fellowship intended to fund a mentored research experience in continuation of the development of recent post-professional, doctorally prepared physical therapist researchers..

*Please note: The Funding level has been increased to $100,000. In the past, NIFTI was offered at a maximum $78,000.

The NIFTI is designed to fund physical therapists and physical therapist assistants as developing researchers and to improve their competitiveness in securing external funding for their future research.

The fellow will receive $95,000 plus $5,000 for supplies and project expenses over a two-year period.

Application Deadline: January 8, 2020

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

At the time of application the applicant must:
• possess a license to practice physical therapy in the U.S. or in a U.S. jurisdiction, or
• have met all the requirements for physical therapy licensure in the U.S. or in a U.S. jurisdiction, including having received a passing score on the licensure exam, or
• possess a PTA license in the U.S. or in a U.S. jurisdiction, or
• have met all the requirements for licensure as a PTA in the U.S. or in a U.S. jurisdiction, including having received a passing score on the licensure exam.

The applicant must have completed a research experience as part of their post-professional doctoral education.
The applicant must have received the required post-professional doctoral degree or the professional education degree in physical therapy for those already holding a post-professional post-doctoral degree, no earlier than five years prior to the year of application and no later than June 28th of the year of application. (Evidence of receipt of the degree must be received by the Foundation by July 12).

Amount

$100,000

Funding Type

Fellowship

Eligibility

Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows

Category

Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

January 8, 2020