Foundation / Corporation
Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR)
08/17/22 5:00 PM (ET)
Grant of up to $40,000 to a USA individual or group of researchers affiliated with qualifying institutions for studies related to physical therapist education. Eligible research projects will focus on the gap between evidence and practice. Priority will be given to projects having the most immediate clinical application.
Funds may be requested to meet any type of expense reasonably associated with the research project, including salaries and fringe benefits, purchase or rental of equipment, supplies, travel, publication costs, printing or postage, and special services such as computer time, photographic services, and secretarial or research assistant support.
The Physical Therapy Education Research Grant will be awarded for education research related to methods for promoting the uptake of research findings into education. More specifically, the purpose of this grant mechanism is to design educational interventions to address the gap between evidence and practice. Specific projects may address gaps related to any aspect of physical therapist education ranging from teaching and learning in PT education, course/curriculum design and development, psychosocial educational needs, and/or adoption of clinical practice guidelines by PT students during clinical education training and eventual independent clinical practice.
Proposed studies should add to or refine the body of knowledge on which physical therapist educational practice is based using any of a variety of recognized investigative methods, such as experimental, descriptive, or correlational. Proposed studies should begin to address the most critical questions regarding contemporary clinical practice.
Studies should seek to do one or more of the following:
Address an item identified in the APTA Research Agenda as it relates to Education FPTR would prefer that proposed studies:
GrantWatch ID#: 188947
A Physical Therapy Education Research Grant has a maximum total award of $40,000.
The Project Period of the Physical Therapy Education Research Grant is 2 years. Each grant year will begin January 1 and end December 31, unless another Period of Performance has been requested and approved by FPTR in advance of application submission.
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