The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research welcomes applications for its Acute Care Research Grants program, which offers grants of $40,000 over 1 or 2 years to emerging investigators seeking to advance the practice of acute care physical therapy.

The deadline to apply is August 5.

Studies should seek to do one or more of the following: evaluate the clinical effectiveness of therapeutic interventions; assess the interaction between patient characteristics and therapeutic methods; and/or explore the scientific basis for intervention.

Priority will be given to studies that ask a new question important to intervention or its validation or that address a previously asked question with a new methodology, different sampling strategy, or different form of analysis. 

Proposals may be submitted by an individual or group of investigators through a U.S.-based sponsoring organization/institution with which they are affiliated. Groups must designate one member as the principal investigator responsible for directing the project.

The PI must be a citizen of the United States, have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the US, or have made an official application for permanent residence in the US. Other members of the group may be physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, or persons from other disciplines that are relevant.

For more information, visit Foundation for Physical Therapy Research.

[Source: Foundation for Physical Therapy Researchj]