Advanced Training Fellowship in Rehabilitation Policy Research

The University of Washington (UW) and the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program are offering a competitive fellowship for individuals with a demonstrated academic and personal interest in the areas of aging, disability, rehabilitation, and policy research. We hope to increase the number of successful independent rehabilitation policy researchers prepared to conduct investigations related to healthcare policy in individuals with disabilities across the lifespan, with an emphasis on older adults. We are seeking highly qualified fellows with a passion for rehabilitation and aging policy and research.

What is the program?

This fellowship is a mentored, sequential, two-year training experience. During year 1, fellows will conduct interdisciplinary and mentored research in disability and rehabilitation in the Department of Rehabilitation at UW in Seattle. In year 2, fellows will relocate to Washington D.C., where they will gain important policy experience through a structured program that includes a policy placement in a federal agency.

This two-year fellowship offers a unique training experience that will produce fellows with the expertise necessary to conduct high quality research on disability and aging policy. All fellows will be provided a salary stipend, funds for travel and coursework, and some relocation expenses.


Who should apply?

With a broad interdisciplinary focus, this program invites applicants with a PhD or equivalent degree, including PhD, PsyD, MD, JD, DrPH, from all areas of aging, health, disability, and policy research, including: psychology, nursing, social work, rehabilitation science, epidemiology, public health, health services, economics, medicine, and law. We are seeking applicants across career stages, from those with new doctoral degrees to those looking for more policy or research training mid-career.

International Applicants: We can accept international applicants and do our best to secure the appropriate visa through the University of Washington.

How to apply

Step 1: Contact the program coordinator, Aaron Flaster ( to schedule an informational interview with the PI Dr. Ivan Molton ( and co-PI Dr. Tracy Mroz ( to learn about the program and to establish fit. Dr. Mroz & Dr. Molton are very happy to schedule a call to discuss the program in more detail. 

Step 2: Submit a full application to Dr. Molton & Dr. Mroz. Full application includes:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement (1 page, single or double spaced) that discusses your professional background and why you are a good fit for this fellowship.
  • Two Letters of Support: the letter writers can submit formal word/pdf documents OR the letter writer can write an email to Dr. Mroz & Dr. Molton as the letter of support.

Salary & Benefits

Effective January 1, 2023, the minimum salary for Postdoctoral Scholars is $65,508, per the UW Postdoctoral scholar contract ( The post-doctoral position does include healthcare benefits. 

Our Faculty

Samsun Naher, MA, PhD

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