FPTR applications are now open.
Please note, the deadline for Letters of Intent (LOIs) for the Magistro Family Foundation Research Grant, the Paris Patla Physical Therapy Research Grant, and the Paris Patla Manual Therapy Research Grant has passed. Applicants for these three grants will be invited to submit full applications based on content.
An LOI is not required to apply for the Acute Care Research Grant, the Education Research Grant, the Foundation Research Grant, the Geriatric Research Grant, or the Snyder Research Grant.
The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) is the only national nonprofit solely dedicated to funding physical therapy research. Since 1979, FPTR has awarded more than $20 million in research grants, scholarships, and fellowships to the most promising physical therapist researchers. In the current grant funding cycle, FPTR will award up to a half million in research grants. Please note important dates, guidelines, and instructions below.
FPTR 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.
FPTR 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 in preparation for the 2022 Grant cycle. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for access.
2022 Grant Cycle
Review Season 2 (projected dates) Applications are open. Letters of Intent (LOI’s) for Magistro Family Foundation Research Grant, the Paris Patla Physical Therapy Research Grant, and the Paris Patla Manual Therapy Research Grant are due June 1, 2022.
August 5, 2022: Fall 2022 funding application deadline (Grants)
August 8 – August 12, 2022: Checking Fall 2022 applicants’ eligibility and assign SRC reviewers
August 19 – October 5, 2022: SRC reviewing Fall 2022 funding applications online
October 2022: SRC calls to discuss top-scoring Fall 2022 funding applications
October 14-22, 2022: Administrative review and edits of SRC reviews
Prior to Thanksgiving 2022: Research Committee (RC) recommends awardees for Grants
Late November or Early December 2022: BOT Awards Research Grants
Prior to December 31, 2022: 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.
2022 Grant Foundation Opportunities
The Foundation is awarding the following grants in 2022. 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.