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 therapy 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.
No overhead (indirect costs) are allowed for any grant awards under any circumstances.
Fall 2019 Review Cycle
Review Season 1
January 9, 2019: Spring 2019 funding application deadline for PODS I/II & NIFTI
January 10- Feb. 1, 2019: Checking Spring 2019 applicants’ eligibility and assign SRC reviewers
February 11- April 1, 2019: SRC reviewing Spring 2019 funding applications online
April 1, 2019: SRC online review deadline for PODS I/II & NIFTI
April 10, 2019: Fall 2019 funding applications open online for Grants
April 2019: 3 SRC calls to discuss top-scoring Spring 2019 funding applications (PODS I/II & NIFTI)
May 1-15, 2019: Administrative review and edits of SRC review
May 16-30, 2019: Research Committee (RC) recommends awardees for PODS I/II & NIFTI
May 31, 2019: Letter of Intent due by noon for either the Magistro Family Foundation Research Grant or the Goergeny High Impact/High Priority Research Grant
June 2019: BOT awards PODS I/II Scholarships & NIFTI Fellowship
Prior to June 28, 2019: Award notification and Summary Statements go out to all applicants
Review Season 2 (projected dates; not yet confirmed)
August 5, 2019: Fall 2019 funding application deadline (Grants)
August 8 – August 15, 2019: Checking Fall 2019 applicants’ eligibility and assign SRC reviewers
August 19 – October 7, 2019: SRC reviewing Fall 2019 funding applications online
October 2019: SRC calls to discuss top-scoring Fall 2019 funding applications
November 1 – 15, 2019: Administrative review and edits of SRC reviews
Prior to Thanksgiving 2019: Research Committee (RC) recommends awardees for Grants
Late November or Early December 2019: BOT Awards Research Grants
Prior to December 31, 2019: Award notification and Summary Statements go out to all applicants
*The dates included above are projected and subject to change. Please be sure to check back to this site for additional updates and register to receive the Foundation’s eNews using the subscription form on the right-hand column of this page.
All Grant Foundation Opportunities: Fall 2019 and Beyond
The Foundation awards the following grants. Please note the list above for a list of Fall 2019 funding opportunities.