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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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Since 1979, the Foundation has awarded over $14 million in scholarships, fellowships, and research grants to 500+ investigators. Foundation-funded researchers have gone on to receive an estimated $725 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
$725M
Follow-on funding awarded to Foundation researchers
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Foundation for Physical Therapy Receives Large Bequest From Ohio Couple

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Researcher News
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Foundation alumna Julie Fritz, PT, PhD, FAPTA (2002 Orthopaedic Research Grant), was recently named as the new Associate Dean for Research in the College of Health at the University of Utah. Congratulations, Dr. Fritz!

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Miami-Marquette Challenge

The Marquette Challenge is an annual grassroots fundraising effort coordinated and carried out by physical therapist and physical therapist assistant students across the country to support the Foundation for Physical Therapy’s mission.
Watch the video above and accept the Challenge!

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