Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) I & II Scholarships
PODS I & II Scholarships, part of the Foundation’s Doctoral Opportunities for Clinicians and Scholars (DOCS) Program, are to fund post-professional doctoral students.
The Foundation encourages applicants from general and specialty areas to apply for funding. In 2018, funds are available for any area of physical therapy research, including specialty areas, such as education, women’s health, and neurology research relevant to physical therapy.
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 post-professional doctoral studies prior to candidacy (as defined by the applicant’s institution).
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).
Successful PODS I and PODS II candidates may receive up to two PODS I and two PODS II awards. A new application is required for each year.
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 through February 2019
Scientific Review: February through April 2019
Scientific Review Committee Scoring: April 2019
Administrative Review of Reviews: May 2019
Board Awards Scholarships & Fellowships: June 2019
Earliest Notification: Friday, June 28, 2019 (at 5 pm Eastern Time)
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).
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!