Foundation for Physical Therapy: Health Services Research Pipeline Grant

The Foundation for Physical Therapy (FPT), with support from the American Physical Therapy Association, is accepting applications 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. Award amount up to $50,000 for one year. The application deadline is August 3, 2017 by Noon EDT.

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity: 

Foundation for Physical Therapy: Health Services Research Pipeline Grant
http://www.foundation4pt.org

The Foundation for Physical Therapy (FPT), with support from the American Physical Therapy Association, is accepting applications 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. FPT 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. This grant is designed to support fundamental, exploratory, and explanatory studies that investigate the impact of federal and state policies, quality reporting, education and/or payment models have on access, clinical outcomes, utilization, and/or distribution (examples can be found in the grant guidelines, link below).

Principal Investigators must be either a US citizen, a permanent resident in the US or have made an official application for permanent residence in the US. Also, eligible PIs must possess a license to practice physical therapy in the US or in a US jurisdiction OR have met all the requirements for physical therapy licensure in the U.S. or in a U.S. jurisdiction, including having received a passing score on the licensure exam; OR possess a physical therapist assistant license in the U.S. or in U.S. jurisdiction; OR have met all the requirements for licensure as a physical therapist assistant in the U.S. or in a U.S. jurisdiction, including having received a passing score on the licensure exam. Overhead expenses are not allowed. Awards are made to the institution, not the individual.

Application Deadline: August 3, 2017 by Noon EDT. Award notifications made by December 2017. Application Guidelines for the award: http://www.foundation4pt.org/apply-for-funding/research-grants/research-grant-eligibility/

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please email cfr@unc.edu or phone 919.962.2867.

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