General Information
The upcoming intensive grant-writing workshop (TIGRR) builds upon the successful model used by the Enhancing Rehabilitation Research in the South (ERRIS) workshops that resulted in many junior investigators receiving NIH and NIDRR level research funding.

The centerpiece of the TIGRR Workshop is the one-on-one mentorship that maximizes the chance for success. TIGRR participants are not “attendees" that pay a fee and show up, they are Mentees selected by our review committee; from the many applications we receive each year, and this is what makes TIGRR so distinctive! The selected mentees will come prepared to complete at least the specific aims for a grant proposal for submission to the NIH or other funding agency.


The Wild Dunes Resort
Charleston (Isle of Palms), South Carolina

The resort, situated on a picturesque island setting, flanked by the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, filled with award-winning amenities including 36 holes of Fazio golf, topped-ranked tennis facility, recreation, wellness, and spa services. Tucked into the heart of Wild Dunes Resort and just 150 yards from the beach is The Boardwalk Inn, offering a relaxed, private feel. The Boardwalk Inn is just steps away from the resorts recreation centers and the 16,000 square feet of exceptional conference space.


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 Leadership Team

   Richard L. Segal, PT, PhD, FAPTA (Principal Investigator)

Dr. Segal has over 25 years of experience carrying out rehabilitation oriented Neuroscience research on motor control and spinal circuits.  He has mentored many professional students, pre-doctoral students, post-doctoral students and junior faculty members during his career including many in rehabilitation sciences.  He served as a mentor for the past 10 years for the intensive grant writing workshops (first ERRIS and now TIGRR) with numerous mentees successfully attaining extramural funding following the workshop.  He was responsible for promoting Rehabilitation Engineering research and training in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina through his role as co-Interim Director of the UNC-NCSU Rehabilitation Engineering Center and is now continuing promoting rehabilitation research at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) as Chair of the Department of Health Professions.


Daniel Corcos, PhD (Co-PI and Chair of Curriculum Committee)

Dr. Corcos is currently Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. He has served as a reviewer for NIH since 1994, was chair of the Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Study Section for three years, and served on The Distinguished Editorial Panel to review NIH Challenge grants. He is currently the Chair of the MFSR study section (2011-2013) and recently chaired an SEP on “Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource (R24)”. In addition, he has received recognition of his mentoring of junior faculty. His experience with ERRIS over the last three years has convinced him that the rehabilitation grantsmanship workshop is a program that can have an enormous impact on the way in which junior investigators approach both their science and grant writing.


W. Zev Rymer, MD, PhD (Co-PI and Chair the Recruitment Committee)

As Vice President for Research at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), Dr. Rymer oversees all research endeavors throughout the RIC system of care. He is RIC's most senior scientist and the founder of many of its current research programs. Dr. Rymer also serves as RIC's John G. Searle Chair in Rehabilitation Research and Director of the Sensory Motor Performance Program, a position he has held since 1987. In his roles at RIC Dr. Rymer has established himself as one of the most successful mentors of junior faculty.  In addition, he has been able to relate to the many backgrounds that can contribute to rehabilitation research.




The TIGRR Workshop is funded by NIH/NICHD grant number T15HD074546

We would like to thank the following agencies for their continued support of the TIGRR Workshop

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