A History of Success

Federally Sponsored
Funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation (NIDILRR), Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has implemented a highly effective Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) program for postdoctoral fellows over the past 25 years. To date, VCU has received $3.75 million in federal funds for the program.

Prestigious Mentorship
Mentors have included internationally and nationally renowned, distiguished scientists from the fields of rehabilitation medicine, neuropsychology, neurosurgery, phatmacology, rehabilitation conseling and vocational rehabilitation.

Long-Term Achievements
The majority of ARRT’s 44 graduated fellows have extensive records of achievement in research grant funding, serving as principal investigators, and leading highly regarded research teams. VCU ARRT fellows and trainees have published over 370 peer-reviewed articles or book chapters, and delivered over 300 national and international presentations.

About the Program

The Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) program provides individualized postdoctoral training and research activities addressing the following:

  • Brain injury
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Stroke
  • Brain tumors

In addition to graduate courses, seminars, grand rounds and conferences, fellows take core courses in the following areas:

  • Ethics
  • Biostatistics
  • Research design
  • Grant writing

Our rigorous program requires fellows to commit at least 12 months to the training, with the option of a one-year extension. All fellows must spend a minimum of 32 hours per week involved in research activities, with the option of completing the requirements for licensure in their field.

Training Activities

Stipends and Benefits

Fellows will receive a minimum annual stipend of $47,476; read more about postdoctoral salary guidelines here

Health insurance
Funds are budgeted to defray the costs of health insurance

Funds are budgeted to pay tuition costs for required classes

Funding will be available to support fellows’ attendance and scientific presentations at professional conferences

Apply Now

We are currently accepting applications for this program

Graduates and Testimonials

Read what past graduates have to say about the program