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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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$17M+
Awarded in grants, fellowships and scholarships
9,000
Articles published in scholarly journals
$753M
Follow-on funding awarded to Foundation researchers
Current Funding Opportunities
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The Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Kendall Scholarship and Research Grants. Note certain guidelines have changed.

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Foundation Gala
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Join us, Thursday June, 9 for an evening of dinner and dancing as we celebrate leaders supporting physical therapy research and student participants of the Pittsburgh-Marquette Challenge. These leaders give, serve, and reach within their professions each day.

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CoHSTAR: Making an Impact

CoHSTAR is holding its first Summer Institute on Health Services Research at Boston University this June. Don’t miss out-Register before seats fill up.

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