CoHSTAR Pilot Studies LOI Deadline Fast Approaching

Submit an application to the FPTR-funded Center on Health Services Training and Research (CoHSTAR) Pilot Studies Program. Deadline to submit letters of intent to either an open call study or a diversity-targeted opportunity is August 2, 2021.

The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR)-funded Center on Health Services Training and Research (CoHSTAR) is still accepting applications for pilot projects with potential for high impact on rehabilitation and research activities that address the current healthcare environment.

CoHSTAR is seeking to fund two pilot studies projects in areas related to physical therapy health services research. New this year, CoHSTAR will be funding one diversity-targeted opportunity specifically designed for physical therapists from under-represented groups. This pilot study will be funded by Dr. Theresa Shireman and the Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research at Brown University. CoHSTAR will also fund a second open call project. The deadline to submit a letter of intent is August 2, 2021.

Priority for funding will be given to applications that best meet the overall goals of the CoHSTAR Pilot Study Program. Such priority will be given to physical therapist researchers that address health services topics in any of these four areas: analysis of large data sets, rehabilitation outcome measurement, implementation science and quality improvement research, or cost-effectiveness. Priority is also given to projects that will lead directly to broader research with major external funding or to those that will result in future research with high societal and/or policy impact for physical therapy.

For more information about the CoHSTAR Pilot Study program, please visit the CoHSTAR website or email Christine McDonough at


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