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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 $17 million in scholarships, fellowships, and research grants to 575 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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Awarded in grants, fellowships and scholarships
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Follow-on funding awarded to Foundation researchers
Funding Opportunities

The Foundation provides scholarships, fellowships, and research grants that impact three areas of research: scientific, clinical and health services research.

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Power of One

Our work would not be possible without your support. It will help us continue to elevate the physical therapy profession and work towards creating a world that thrives on mobility. You have the power to make a difference. Join the Power of One with a contribution today.

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VCU-Marquette Challenge

The Challenge unites PT and PTA students across the country to support physical therapist researchers. Donate by April 27, 2017 to get on “The List”!

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