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OFFICE OF RESEARCH - Summer Research Program


Student Interns for Research and Scholarly Activities

Note: All dates are subject to change and will be updated as needed.

Please see forms below to initiate proposal, project commitment and final report (abstracts).



  • Official Announcement - March 16, 2018
  • Research Proposals posted online - April 4th, 2018
  • Announcement for Students to review research proposals - April 4th
  • Student/Faculty Interview process and final selection - starts April 4th through April 27th
  • Student/Faculty Final Selection  due to Office of Research -  April 27, 2018
  • Notification of funding awards - May 11, 2018
    • Letters sent to students/faculty regarding funding status
  • 1st Half funding Application - July 1, 2018
  • 2nd half of funding disbursed upon project completion and receipt of final abstracts



Stipends to SHP Students to work on Research or Scholarly Activity Project with SHP Faculty Members during the summer.  Examples of Scholarly Activity may include abstract, manuscript preparation, library research, presentation (invited, national regional), book chapter or book review, conference paper or software program as in a survey research.

Amount of Stipend:

Stipends of $1,500 will be awarded to each student who completes an agreed upon a project in a six to eight week period during the summer.

Interns must be SHP graduate students, with preference given to students who are less than half way through their Program. Faculty Researchers must have a terminal degree for the research component, however, this criteria is not required for the Scholarly Activity.  Where required, research must be approved by the proper Institutional Review Board.

Online Student Research Proposals:
Please click on the Student Research Proposals link below to view the applications in a pdf format. The student deadline to contact a faculty regarding a proposal is April 20, 2018. Please click on the link below.

Potential Interns:

If you are an SHP graduate student interested in applying for summer research please contact the faculty member listed on the application to begin the process (below).


Title of Proposal 

Proposal Type/Department 

Faculty Contact 


Clinical/ Rehabilitation and Movement Science 

Ellen Zambo Anderson 


Clinical/ Rehabilitation and Movement Science 

Allison M. Brown, PT, PhD 


Clinical – Interim Analysis/Nutritional Sciences 

Laura D. Byham-Gray 


Clinical/ Rehabilitation and Movement Science 

Evan T. Cohen 


Laboratory - Behavioral/ Rehabilitation and Movement Science 

Jean-Francois Daneault 


Clinical - Laboratory/ Rehabilitation and Movement Science 

Judith Deutsch 


Clinical/ Rehabilitation and Movement Science 

Susan L Edmond 


Clinical - Behavioral/ Rehabilitation and Movement Science 

Carrie Esopenko 


Laboratory/Rehabilitation and Movement Science 

Richard Ferraro 


Retrospective records review/Clinical Laboratory and Medical Imaging Sciences 

Nadine Fydryszewski 


Data Analytical/Health Informatics 

Suril Gohel 



Survey/ Rehabilitation and Movement Science 

Sandra Kaplan 


Computational Biology/Health Informatics 

Antonina Mitrofanova 


Epidemiology/Nutritional Sciences 

Shristi Rawal 


Survey/ Rehabilitation and Movement Science 

Adrienne Simonds 


Educational- Workforce Expansion Descriptive analysis/Global Health & Primary Care 

Riva Touger-Decker & 

Jill Reichman 

2018 Proposals will be posted by April 4th

For a list of the 2017 proposals, click here.

For a list of the 2015 proposals, click here.

For a list of the 2014 proposals, click here.


See forms and applications listed in the table below.

Also, please refer to the action sheet below as a guide for faculty and students. To download free the Adobe PDF Reader please go to the official site at:


Student Interns for Research and Scholarly Activities

Forms and Applications

1. Procedure (pdf)
Please review the procedure outlined to apply to the program. (The letter for 2014 has not been received yet but the content is the same)

2. Calendar (word)

This document outlines the program's application phase and program phase of the Summer Research Intern Program. 

3. Application Project Proposal form (doc)
This form initiates the process and submits your project proposal / Scholarly Activity for consideration.  It is reviewed by the OR for completeness.  Once approved, it is posted on the OR website for students to view and contact the project director if interested.  All application project proposals are listed online under "Project Proposals" link on top.
4. Project Commitment form (doc)
This form creates a record and confirms  commitment with a student interested in doing the project. It outlines the project requirements and support needed to complete the project. It is used to track the status of the project and to initiate the 1st payment to the student. Once completed, it is sent electronically to the OR.
5. Final Abstract Form
This form is sent to confirm completion of project and to notify the OR of project closed out.   It provides the OR with a summary of the project requirements and how they have been met.    This form is required in order to submit the 2nd and final payment to the student and to officially close out the project.   



Questions? Contact Letitia Dean at or 973-972-4678.







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