Foundation for Physical Therapy Research Accepting Applications for Magistro Family Research Grant

The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research is dedicated to improving the quality and delivery of patient care by supporting the efforts of emerging investigators to promote scientifically-based and clinically-relevant research related to the effectiveness of physical therapist practice.

To that end, the foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for its Magistro Family Research Grant.

Through the program, grants of up to $100,000 over up to two years will be awarded in support of research projects dedicated to evaluating the effectiveness of interventions most commonly delivered by physical therapists, as determined by current practice standards. Preferred consideration will be given to studies that examine not only the therapeutic effectiveness of interventions but also their cost effectiveness. FPTR supports only those intervention studies in which the interventions are provided by physical therapists or selected components of the interventions are provided by physical therapist assistants under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. Studies should add to or refine the body of knowledge on which physical therapist practice is based using any recognized investigative methods (e.g., experimental, descriptive, or correlational).

FPTR would prefer that proposed studies have obtained matching funds or in-kind services as well as provide the basis for larger-scale submissions for funding to external agencies (e.g., NIH).

Eligible applicants include individuals or a group of investigators through a U.S. sponsoring organization/institution with which they are affiliated. Groups must designate one principal investigator; other members of the group may be physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, or persons from other disciplines that are relevant to the proposed study.

Letters of Intent are due June 1. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by August 5, 2020. 

See the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.