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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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Awarded in grants, fellowships and scholarships
Articles published in scholarly journals
Follow-on funding awarded to Foundation researchers
Upcoming Events

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.

Read more on this year’s Service Award Recipients.

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Funding Opportunities

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

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Miami-Marquette Challenge

Make your donation to this year’s  Challenge online TODAY to be sure your school is on “THE LIST”. All participating schools will receive national recognition and the winners will be announced at the Foundation’s Gala on Thursday, June 4, 2015.

Deadline to Submit Donations:
Thursday, April 16, 2015

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