PhD Fellowship in Disability and Community Based Rehabilitation, Queen’s University, Ontario

Posted on March 16th, 2015 by Hannah Tweed

The School of Rehabilitation Therapy’s International Centre for the Advancement of Community-Based Rehabilitation (ICACBR) at Queen’s University (Canada) is providing the opportunity for a cohort of disability and rehabilitation leaders from Commonwealth African and Asian countries to complete a PhD in Rehabilitation Science (RHBS) at Queen’s, with a specialization in international community-based rehabilitation (CBR).

The doctoral program in RHBS at Queen’s University stresses the multi-disciplinary contribution of many health professions and disciplines to rehabilitation. Queen Elizabeth II Scholars in international CBR will come to Queen’s for 3-4 years to complete a PhD in RHBS. With this program, community leaders will gain further education in leading international CBR projects through RHBS coursework, a CBR-focused dissertation, and a 10 hour/week community service commitment at the ICACBR office at Queen’s and with community partners. With training and experience in CBR, scholars will be challenged to find innovative, community-driven solutions that will result in improved access to health and social services for people with disabilities and their communities globally.


Successful candidates must demonstrate the following:

1. Academic Ability

2. Commitment to Community Development, CBR, and/or Disability Rights

3. Willingness/ability to lead international CBR programs following graduation.


Scholar eligibility:

  • Scholars must meet Queen’s guidelines for eligibility to pursue a PhD in Rehabilitation therapy. (Find eligibility requirements here.)
  • Scholars must demonstrate leadership capacity and a commitment to working with people with disabilities, families, and communities
  • Scholars must be 35 years of age or under at time of application
  • Scholars must be citizens from eligible Commonwealth countries.

For more information and directions on how to apply, please visit:

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