The Foundation, like the physical therapy profession, is dedicated to the goal of improving the quality and delivery of patient care.  The Foundation accomplishes this by providing support to emerging investigators to promote scientifically based and clinically relevant research related to the effectiveness of physical therapist practice.

The Foundation supports research projects in any specialty.  The Foundation supports only those intervention studies in which the interventions are provided by physical therapists, or selected components of the interventions are provided by physical therapist assistants under the direction and supervision of physical therapists.

The grant period of performance may be one or two years.  No overhead is allowed.

 

All Grant Opportunities

Foundation Research Grant (CLOSED)

Funds clinically relevant research by emerging investigators seeking to evaluate the effectiveness of physical therapy interventions. This grant will provide $40,000 for either one or two year projects. These grants are generously supported in part by the student fundraising efforts in the Marquette Challenge.  Learn more about Eligibility and Guidelines

Health Services Research Pipeline Grant (CLOSED)

One $50,000 HSRPG is to be awarded to support research that examines mechanisms by which patients obtain physical therapy-related health care, how much such care costs, and what outcomes are observed in these patients. Research efforts should focus on the identification of the most effective ways to organize, manage, finance, and deliver high quality physical therapy-related care while potentially reducing medical errors and improving safety for patients.

Research efforts should reflect the current scientific literature and evidence base, and should address Section V of the APTA Research Agenda. This grant is made possible with generous support from the American Physical Therapy Association. Learn more about Eligibility and Guidelines

Magistro Family Foundation Research Grant (CLOSED)

One $100,000 grant is to be awarded for research projects to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions most commonly delivered by physical therapists as determined by current practice standards and developing innovative physical therapist interventions and evaluating their effectiveness.

Emerging, as well as, experienced investigators are welcome to apply.

Preferred consideration will be given to studies that examine not only the therapeutic effectiveness of interventions, but also their cost effectiveness. Potential applicants must submit a Letter of Intent to apply for this funding mechanism. Learn more about Eligibility and Guidelines

Snyder Research Grant (CLOSED)

One $40,000 SRG is to be awarded to support relevant clinical research projects aimed to investigate: a) those services delivered by physical therapists; and b) the development of new interventions that offer reasonable assurance that they will be clinically relevant and therapeutically effective. This grant is generously supported through the Snyder Endowment Fund.  Learn more about Eligibility and Guidelines

Geriatric Research Grant (CLOSED)

Funds emerging investigators researching methods to facilitate the aging-in-place for older adults in a supportive community setting utilizing novel and innovative approaches for access to physical therapist services and care. This grant will provide $40,000 for either one or two year projects. This grant is funded by the Geriatric Endowment Fund, made possible with generous gifts from APTA’s Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy.  Learn more about Eligibility and Guidelines

Moffat Geriatric Research Grant (CLOSED)

One $40,000 research grant will be awarded to an emerging investigator to evaluate the effectiveness of physical therapist examinations and/or interventions in geriatric populations. This grant is generously supported through the Marilyn Moffat Fund for Geriatric Research. Learn more about Eligibility and Guidelines

Orthopaedic Research Grant (CLOSED)

Funds emerging investigators exploring clinical outcomes of physical therapy practice for patients with musculoskeletal conditions. This grant will provide $40,000 for either one or two year projects. This grant is generously funded by the Orthopaedic Section Endowment Fund.  Learn more about Eligibility and Guidelines.

Pediatric Research Grant (CLOSED)

Funds emerging researchers that seek to examine one or more elements in the physical therapy patient/client management for children with developmental disabilities.  The project may focus on any of the following elements: examination, diagnosis, prognosis or intervention.  Priority consideration will be given to projects that examine the effectiveness of physical therapy interventions. This grant will provide $40,000 for either one or two year projects. This grant is generously supported in part by the Pediatric Endowment Fund, made possible with generous gifts from APTA’s Section on Pediatrics, and the Legacy Endowment Fund.  Learn more about Eligibility and Guidelines.t