The mission of the Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is to elevate physiatry in the service of others and enhance health, function, and quality of life for individuals with disability through education and research.
To that end, the foundation is inviting applications for its Mid-Career Investigator Research Grants program. Through the program, a seed grant of $25,000 will be awarded in support of a research project in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation that extends an established investigator’s work in new directions.
Preference will be given to projects that address one of the foundation’s research priorities, which include the overarching issues of health services, health policy, and research capacity, as well as cross-cutting priorities identified by diagnostic groups such as chronic pain, spinal cord injury, stoke, and traumatic brain injury. Special consideration will be given to proposals that meet the foundation’s goal of driving the evidence base for cost-effective, results-oriented rehabilitative care.
Eligible applicants include any physiatrist or faculty member in a division or department of physical medicine and rehabilitation who is at least five and not more than twenty years post-completion of a terminal degree and subsequent training program.
See the Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.