Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for its Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) Postdoctoral Fellowship on Employment. The fellowship is funded by National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) under the Administration for Community Living (ACL).


The purpose of this fellowship is to increase the capacity for high-quality rehabilitation research by increasing the number of highly-skilled research professionals in the field through advanced multidisciplinary postdoctoral rehabilitation training in research focused on improving the employment outcomes of persons with disabilities. This fellowship provides didactic education and applied learning and research experiences designed to equip postdoctoral trainees, including individuals with disabilities and other individuals underrepresented in the scientific workforce, with the necessary skills to conduct advanced disability employment research. This ARRT will address the persistent need to develop a systematic and inclusive research agenda to improve the quality of employment outcomes for Americans with disabilities. The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers an exceptional range of opportunities and capitalizes on the complementary strengths, diverse expertise, and outstanding records of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and its ARRT partners in conducting and disseminating groundbreaking rehabilitation and employment research. Partners include the Kessler Foundation and nationally and internationally recognized experts in rehabilitation research at leading universities.

We are seeking applicants with a doctorate in a discipline consistent with the focus of this ARRT-UW (e.g.,
economics, occupational therapy, public administration, public health, rehabilitation counseling, and
rehabilitation psychology) who have a demonstrated commitment to a future career in disability employment
research and to promoting the welfare and increased employment of people with disabilities.

Benefits of Participation

Benefits of participation include a salary and benefits package; research mentorship opportunities with
nationally-recognized experts and mentors; moving, research productivity equipment, and conference and
travel funding; opportunities to collaborate on a wide-range of established employment and disability research projects; and a training focus on disseminating publications, conference presentations, and the development of employment and disability grant proposals. The length of the training period is two-years.

For more information, please contact Dr. Malachy Bishop at: [email protected]

Malachy Bishop, Ph.D., CRC
Norman L. and Barbara M. Berven Professor of Rehabilitation Psychology
Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education
University of Wisconsin-Madison
409 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706