The Massage Therapy Foundation advances the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education, and community service.
To that end, the foundation is accepting applications from investigators conducting studies designed to advance the understanding of specific therapeutic applications of massage, public perceptions of and attitudes toward massage therapy, and the role of massage therapy in healthcare delivery.
The program supports high-quality, independent research that contributes to the basic science of massage therapy, including applied research investigating massage therapy as a health/mental health treatment and/or prevention modality. The maximum award is $30,000 for a one-year project period.
Grants are available to investigators who have experience in the relevant field of research, and are presently associated with or have secured the cooperation of a university, independent research organization, or other institution qualified and willing to function as a sponsoring organization for the purpose of this project.
See the Massage Therapy Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions, as well as profiles of past recipients.