The NIFTI is designed to fund physical therapists and physical therapist assistants postdoctoral fellows 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.

Spring 2019 Review Cycle

Application opens: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 (at 12 pm Noon Eastern Time)

Application deadline: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 (at 12 pm Noon Eastern Time)

Administrative Review: January 2019

Scientific Review: February – March 2019

Scientific Review Committee Scoring: April 2019

Administrative Review of Reviews: May 2019

Board Awards Fellowship: June 2019

Earliest Notification: Friday, June 28, 2019 (at 5 pm Eastern Time)


Eligibility and Guidelines – NIFTI

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).

NIFTI Guidelines

How to Apply – NIFTI

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

NIFTI Online Application Instructions

NIFTI Online Application

Helpful Hints:

Successful & Unsuccessful Applicant Characteristics (pdf)