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The Foundation’s success over the last 35 years is because of generous donors who have aided us in funding physical therapy research supporting evidence-based practice. Your gift will go to work right away allowing important physical therapy research be undertaken. Your ongoing support will ensure the Foundation’s ability continue developing the next generation of physical therapist researchers.

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The Foundation for Physical Therapy provides funding that impacts three areas of research: scientific research, clinical research, and health services research. We currently offer scholarships for PTs or PTAs pursuing a post-professional doctoral degree, fellowships for recent post-professional doctorally prepared physical therapist researchers, and grants for early career PT investigators.

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Explore our Impact

Since 1979, the Foundation has awarded over $16 million in scholarships, fellowships, and research grants to 500+ investigators. Foundation-funded researchers have gone on to receive an estimated $753 million in external funding from the NIH and other sources. For each dollar the Foundation has awarded, another $52 has been awarded in additional funding by other institutions.

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$16M+
Awarded in grants, fellowships and scholarships
7,000
Articles published in scholarly journals
$753M
Follow-on funding awarded to Foundation researchers
Upcoming Events
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Celebrate with the Foundation at our annual Gala on Thursday, June 4, 2015 as we recognize leaders supporting physical therapy research, which include distinguished colleagues as well as students at colleges and universities from across the U.S.

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Funding Opportunities
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The Foundation is now accepting applications for the Florence P. Kendall Doctoral Scholarship, the Foundation Research Grant, and the Geriatric Research Grant and Letters of Intent for the Magistro Family Foundation Research Grant and the Private Practice Section Research Grant.

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Center of Excellence
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Foundation for Physical Therapy Grants $2.5 Million Center of Excellence Award to Brown University for Health Services Research and Training. Now accepting applications for postdoctoral fellowship opportunities and visiting scientist positions.

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