2023 Foundation Research Grants are now closed for 2023. Subscribe to our newsletter and watch this page for grants available in 2024.
The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research is the only national nonprofit solely dedicated to funding physical therapy research. Since 1979, the Foundation has awarded more than $22.5 million in research grants, scholarships, and fellowships to the most promising physical therapist researchers. In the current grant funding cycle, the Foundation will award up to a half million in research grants.
The Foundation supports research projects in any specialty. Please note that all clinical trials must be registered. Additionally, all funding calls are open to any type of research design unless otherwise specified.
The Foundation is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
No overhead (indirect costs) are allowed for any grant awards under any circumstances.
Applicants can request access to examples of past successful applications. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for access.
2023 Grant Cycle
Review Season 2 (projected dates)
April 5-7, 2023: Applications Open
June 15, 2023: Letter of Intent (LOI) due for Magistro and Paris Patla award applicants only.
August 2, 2023: Fall 2023 funding application deadline (Grants)
August 9 – 16, 2023: Checking Fall 2023 applicants’ eligibility and assign SRC reviewers
August 18 – October 25, 2023: SRC reviewing Fall 2023 funding applications online
October 2023: SRC calls to discuss top-scoring Fall 2023 funding applications
October 10-31, 2023: Administrative review and edits of SRC reviews
Prior to Thanksgiving 2023: Research Committee (RC) recommends awardees for Grants
Late November or Early December 2023: BOT Awards Research Grants
Prior to December 31, 2023: 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.
2023 Grant Foundation Opportunities
The Foundation is awarding the following grants in 2023. Some of the grants listed below are offered on an annual basis. Others are offered in accordance with the grant guidelines and available funding. Please expand the toggle for details related to each grant.
Note that FPTR is now using a new Grants Management platform to simplify and streamline the application and peer-review process. All online submissions will now be accepted through Altum’s propsalCentral. Check out our Grant Reporting Instructions for more information on how to utilize this new system.
The main output of research is new knowledge. To ensure this knowledge can be accessed, read, applied, and elaborated in fulfillment of these goals, the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research encourages funded researchers to share data with the research community and with further expectations to publish their findings, including but not limited to publication in peer reviewed journals.