Visiting Scholars

The NCSRR visiting scholars program is a unique experience that fosters expertise and collaborations in biomechanical simulations for rehabilitation research.

Clark Center
Clark Center at Night. Photo by Justin Lebar licensed through Creative Commons.

Program Description

Through the visiting scholars program, NCSRR seeks to attract energetic and talented scholars from computer science, biomechanics, physical therapy and other fields to become experts in biomechanical simulation and the needs of the rehabilitation community.

OpenSim Jamboree 2010
2010 OpenSim Jamboree

Each year up to four individuals will be chosen to visit NCSRR at Stanford University for a 10-week period from mid-June to late-August. Each visiting scholar will receive a $12,000 stipend, plus up to $3000 for travel expenses.  During their visits, awardees will receive training and mentoring to help them reach their research goals.  They will have the opportunity to participate in formal meetings, discussions with OpenSim experts, and brainstorming sessions with their fellow visiting scholars to advance their research and the OpenSim project.

The visiting scholars will be located together at Stanford University’s interdisciplinary research building, the Clark Center, which is centrally located relative to the School of Medicine and the School of Engineering.


The visiting scholars program is aimed at post-doctoral fellows and faculty members, but doctoral students are welcome to apply. 

Download the application materials here: Visiting_Scholars_App_2011

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Midnight, January 17, 2011

News & Announcements

OpenSim Research Featured in Men's Health

Jan 25, 2011

A recent article highlights research by Sam Hamner and colleagues on muscle contributions to proplusion and support during running.

NCSRR Featured in Inside Stanford Medicine

Jan 24, 2011

The NCSRR and several members of the research team were featured in an article in the Stanford Report. Read more here.

Visiting Scholars Program Announced

Dec 10, 2010

Applications for NCSRR's new Visiting Scholar program are now available.

OpenSim 2.2 Available

Dec 2, 2010

OpenSim 2.2 was released with enhancements to the user interface and improvements to static optimization and forward dynamics. Read more here.

OpenSim at SIMPAR

Nov 16, 2010

An OpenSim tutorial was presented at the 2nd International Conference on Simulation, Modeling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots in Darmstadt, Germany

NCSRR Established

Nov 10, 2010

NIH awards $4.5 million to establish the National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research.