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Grants to USA Researchers for Studies
Addressing Physical Therapist Interventions

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Foundation for Physical Therapy (FPT)

Deadline Date:

08/03/17 Noon EDT

Description:

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Grants of up to $40,000 to USA individual or group researchers affiliated with qualifying institutions for studies aimed at determining the effectiveness of physical therapist interventions within any relevant discipline. Priority will be given to research which has direct application to the practice of physical therapy, addresses the need for measurable outcomes, asks a new question important to intervention or its validation, and addresses a previously asked question with a new methodology, different sampling strategy or a different form of analysis.

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.

Studies should seek to do one or more of the following:

- Evaluate the clinical effectiveness of therapeutic interventions
- Assess the interaction between patient characteristics and therapeutic methods
- Explore the scientific basis for interventions used in physical therapy
- Address an item identified in the APTA Research Agenda

The Foundation would prefer that proposed studies:

- Have obtained matching funds or in-kind services
- Provide the basis for larger-scale submissions for funding to external agencies (e.g., National Institutes of Health).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171663

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum FRG grant amount is $40,000.

Term of Contract:

A proposed project may have a period of performance of 1 or 2 years. A grant year will begin January 1 and end December 31, unless another Period of Performance has been requested and approved by FPT in advance of application submission.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funds are available for research done at U.S. institutions only.

Proposals may be submitted by an individual or a group of investigators through a USA Sponsoring Organization or Institution with which they are affiliated. Groups must designate one member as the Principal Investigator responsible for directing the project. Other members of the group may be physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, or persons from other disciplines that are relevant to the proposed study.

Principal Investigators supported by FPT research grants are required to meet one of the following criteria:

1) Be a U.S. citizen;
2) Have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the U.S.; or
3) Have made an official application for permanent residence in the U.S.

The Foundation requires the applicant to demonstrate their residence status and visa status that will allow them to carry out the research. The applicant should contact the Scientific Program Administrator before applying if there is any question as to meeting one of the above three criteria.

The Principal Investigator must be employed by a domestic, public or private, non-profit or for-profit organization that is eligible to receive FPT research grants. However, on the basis of statutory, regulatory, or published policy limitations, under certain programs or types of awards, FPT may limit eligibility to, or exclude from eligibility, classes or types of entities.

In addition to the above, at the time of application the Principal Investigator must:

- Possess a license to practice physical therapy in the U.S. or in a U.S. jurisdiction; OR

- Have met all the requirements for physical therapy licensure in the U.S. or in a U.S. jurisdiction, including having received a passing score on the licensure exam; OR

- Possess a physical therapist assistant license in the U.S. or in U.S. jurisdiction; OR

- Have met all the requirements for licensure as a physical therapist assistant in the U.S. or in a U.S. jurisdiction, including having received a passing score on the licensure exam.

**If you are a physical therapist assistant who has graduate from a fully accredited physical therapist assistant program and reside in a state or jurisdiction that does not require licensure (Hawaii, Colorado, and Michigan), a copy of your certificate of completion of studies must be included in your 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.

Limitations of use:

- No funds will be approved to finance cost overruns or deficits on existing projects or to finance projects already in progress
- Support for purchase of major pieces of permanent equipment is limited to 20% or less of the total award

No overhead is allowed.

Ineligible Requests
- Projects to be completed in fulfillment of requirements for an academic degree are not eligible to be funded by the FRG. A doctoral student in the latter stage of the dissertation phase of his/her program may submit an application, but must provide evidence of completion of the degree by October 15. If this evidence is not provided by this date, the proposed project will not be funded.
- The proposed study must differ substantially from any thesis research being conducted by graduate assistant(s) to be supported by the FRG.
- Projects sponsored by an organization or institution outside the United States are ineligible for the FRG.
- Under no circumstances will funding be provided for expenses or debts incurred before the award date of the FRG.
- An applicant may not apply for the FRG if they are concurrently applying for another FPT funding mechanism

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: August 3, 2017, Noon EDT
Award Notification: December 2017

Plan to allow adequate time for technical assistance to resolve issues, if needed. No exceptions to the submission deadline will be made. FPT will not be responsible for late applications or materials under ANY circumstances. It is your responsibility to ensure that your application is ready for submission in a timely manner.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://foundation4pt.aibs.org/

Dario Dieguez, PhD, Scientific Programs & Communications Manager
800-875-1378
info@foundation4pt.org

Foundation for Physical Therapy
1111 N. Fairfax St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

For technical support with your submission, please contact: foundation4pt@aibs.org

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