Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) I & II Scholarships

Now Accepting Applications!

PODS I & II Scholarships, part of the Foundation’s Doctoral Opportunities for Clinicians and Scholars (DOCS) Program, are to fund post-professional doctoral students, who, having completed one full year of coursework, wish to continue their studies or have entered the dissertation phase of their post-professional doctoral program.

Scholarship categories within the PODS program have been established for the two distinct phases of education and training:

PODS I – Up to $7,500 per year in support of the coursework phase of post-professional doctoral studies prior to candidacy (as defined by the applicant’s institution). Special consideration for one award will be given to applications with a Health Services Research focus.

PODS II – Up to $15,000 in support of the post-candidacy phase of post-professional doctoral studies (as defined by the applicant’s institution). Special consideration for one award will be given to applications with a Health Services Research focus.

Successful PODS I and PODS II candidates may receive up to three PODS I and two PODS II awards totaling $52,500. A new application is required for each year.

Application Deadline: January 21, 2015, 12:00 pm, ET

Award Notification: June 2015

Eligibility and Guidelines

For specific eligibility requirements and application guidelines, use the link below (applicants must review these guidelines prior to moving to the next step of the application process).

PODS Scholarship Guidelines- REVISED!

Students enrolled in transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (t-DPT) programs are not eligible for PODS awards.

How to Apply

IMPORTANT: Please review the application components and all instructions carefully before starting!

PODS Scholarship Online Application InstructionsREVISED!

PODS Scholarship Online Application

Helpful Hints:

Successful & Unsuccessful Applicant Characteristics (.pdf)

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