Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: September 29, 2023

Purpose of Funding:

The purpose of this funding is to support current DPT students who will transition directly into a PhD program following completion of the DPT program. Funding will support part of DPT tuition costs.


  1. Must be a first-year DPT student applying for first year of funding, a second-year DPT student currently receiving this funding and applying for competitive renewal of funding, or a second-year student who has decided they will pursue the DPT to PhD.
  2. Must be planning to transition into a PhD program at UD following completion of the DPT.

Responsibilities of Funded Students:

  1. Student will be expected to meet with 3-4 Physical Therapy research faculty and rotate through their research labs during the funding period.
  2. An activities report is due after the spring semester and then a final report after the fall semester.


Karin Grävare Silbernagel for more information.