Center of Excellence in Physical Therapy Health Services and Health Policy Research and Training

The Foundation for Physical Therapy is pleased to issue the Request for Applications (RFA), Center of Excellence in Physical Therapy Health Services and Health Policy Research and Training, to fund one $2.5 million COE over a 5-year period.

You may find a copy of the RFA here.

The Foundation has raised over $3 million, through the most successful campaign in our history, to fund the Center of Excellence, and we are tremendously excited and proud that we have been able to gather such broad support from the profession – including a $1 million pledge from APTA, and support from over 40 APTA components, many private practices and generous individual and corporate donors. Those that have pledged or donated to date are listed here.

The Foundation will continue to raise funds for this campaign to strengthen our ability to offer grants and scholarships through our own funding program to complement the Center of Excellence. Donate now to support the Center of Excellence Campaign. Click here for a full list of donor benefits and recognition.



Eligible Project Directors/Principal Investigators are invited to submit applications to establish a Center of Excellence to develop and train investigators in interdisciplinary health services/health policy research capacity in physical therapy.

Interested applicants must have completed and submitted a Letter of Intent to Apply form by June 30, 2014; 5:00 pm (ET). No new applications for the COE may be opened at this time unless you submitted an approved Letter of Intent to Apply form.



This opportunity is not currently open to applications.

The Foundation’s scientific program administrator may be contacted via e-mail with any questions.


Quick Links

Watch Foundation president, Bill Boissonnault, discuss the Center of Excellence campaign at CSM 2014.

PODCAST: Health Services Research Funding and the Foundation for Physical Therapy Participants: William G. Boissonnault, PT, DPT, DHSc, FAPTA, FAAOMPT, and Rebecca L. Craik, PT, PhD, FAPTA. Moderator: Daniel L. Riddle, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Deputy Editor in Chief, PTJ [Podcast]  [About the Podcast]

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