NMPT Application

Who is eligible to apply for a position on the training grant?

All individuals supported by this grant mechanism must be US citizens or non-citizen nationals (permanent residents). Students on temporary or student visas are not eligible. Student must be enrolled in the Rehabilitation Science, Health and Human Performance or Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences graduate program at the University of Florida and be in good academic standing. Completion of at least one year of graduate coursework is preferred.

Applying for NMPT

What are the criteria for acceptance into the program?

These criteria include the following:

  1. Strong academic credentials
  2. A strong rehabilitation and neuromuscular plasticity research interest
  3. A strong commitment to a research career

What are the expectations of the trainees?

Trainees are expected to be committed to full-time research training. Trainees will be offered a structured didactic program involving research methodology, specialized courses and seminars in neuroplasticity, muscle physiology and translational research and rehabilitation. The ultimate goal of the program is to help build a critical mass of well-trained scientists prepared to conduct cutting-edge rehabilitation-related research.

How do individuals apply to the program and what is the application deadline?

A complete application must include the following:

  1. Statement of research interests
  2. Identification of faculty mentor and potential translational research co-advisor
  3. Statement of the importance of participation in the NMPT program to overall career goals
  4. Three letters of recommendation
  5. A full CV
  6. Short description of previous research experience and training
  7. Graduate coursework summary (including grades)

Application materials should be submitted to Laura Quintana, Coordinator, Academic Support Services at lauraq@phhp.ufl.edu