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The Georgia Foundation for Physical Therapy (GFPT), formerly the Georgia Physical Therapy Education and Research Foundation (GPTERF), offers grants to encourage the completion and dissemination of research advancing the physical therapy profession and scholarships to provide financial assistance to PT and PTA students who demonstrate superior capabilities and the potential to significantly contribute to the growth of the Physical Therapy Profession.

To assist in furthering these causes, GPFPT accepts donations.  If you would like to donate, please send a check to:

Georgia Foundation for Physical Therapy (GFPT)
2900 Delk Rd, Ste 700, PMB 321
Marietta, GA 30067

GFPT is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.


GFPT Launches NEW Research Grant Program - Up to $10,000 available!

Georgia Foundation for Physical Therapy

GRANT PROGRAM

Application Deadline: February 15, 2019

 

PURPOSE & GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT AWARD

The purpose of GFPTgrant program is to promote the highest quality, scientifically based, and clinically relevant research with priority given to projects with a clinical application. Proposed studies should add to or refine the body of knowledge on which physical therapist practice is based using any of a variety of recognized investigative methods, such as experimental, descriptive, or correlational. Proposed studies should begin to address the most critical questions in clinical practice. The project should be a collaborative venture between two or more partner organizations or institutions.

AMOUNT AND TIMEFRAME OF AWARD

GFPT grants are limited to a maximumof $10,000.Application deadline is February 15, 2019. Awardee will be notified by March 15, 2019. Funding will begin May 1, 2019 and must be expended within a 24 month budget period of the award.  

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

PI eligibility

The GFPT Grant funds are available to members of PTAG. The applicant must be a licensed physical therapist or physical therapy assistant or have met the eligibility for physical therapy licensure. The applicant should contact the Board President before applying if there is any question as to meeting one of the above three criteria.

Type of proposal 

Proposals will evaluate the efficacy of physical therapist interventions within any discipline relevant to physical therapy. Project outcomes should focus on the quality and delivery of patient care.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Because proposals are evaluated by an interdisciplinary peer review panel, they should be written to be understood by people who are notin the applicant’s field of study or experts in the applicant’s field of study.Applicants should limit their use of jargon and acronyms whenever possible.

 

Access to application forms

Detailed information can be found on the Foundation Website https://ptagonline.org/practice/gfpt

Applications for this grant must be submitted online to gfpt@theassociationgroup.com with a subject line of “GFPT Research Grant 2019.”

The Applicant will be notified by email that the application has been submitted for review.

APPLICATION

 

For additional questions please contact:

Anne Thompson, PT, EdD

Georgia Foundation for Physical Therapy, Inc, Grant Committee

596 Concord Road SE

Smyrna, GA 30082

P: 770.433.4137  F: 770.433.2907

gfpt@theassociationgroup.com

 
 

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GFPT Student Scholarship

The Georgia Foundation for Physical Therapy announces an exciting new scholarship program for 2019.  GFPT is partnering with Team Rehab to award PT and PTA student scholarships.   Team Rehab will award one $2,000.00 scholarship for one SPT from EACH accredited PT school in GA and one SPTA $2,000.00 scholarship from ONE PTA school in GA. GFPT is also excited to announce that they will also be awarding one scholarship for a SPT and SPTA in the amount of $2,000.00 each.The scholarships provide financial assistance to PT and PTA students who demonstrate superior capabilities and the potential to significantly contribute to the growth of the Physical Therapy profession.Recipients will be invited to the awards luncheon as our guest. The awards luncheon will be held during IMPACT 2019, PTAG's annual conference on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Georgia State University in the House/Senate Room.

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GFPT Research Grant Recipients

Research Grants provide financial support for PTAG members to encourage the completion and dissemination of research advancing the physical therapy profession.


2019 GA Foundation for Physical Therapy Research Grant

  • Title:"Exercise and Walking Activity Surrounding Diabetic Foot Ulceration." 
    Investigator:  Deborah M. Wendland, PT, DPT, PhD, Mercer University
    Co-investigators (Piedmont Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine)
    Teri Biven, PT, DPT, CWS
    Richard Kaufman, DPM
    Leia Richardson, PT, CWS
    Emily Green, PT, DPT, CWS

2018 Grant Recipients

  • Title: Quadricep Muscle Function and Knee Loading following Quadriceps Tendon Autograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction:  Comparison to the Gold Standard Patella Tendon Autograft.
    Investigator:  Liang-Ching Tsai, PT, PhD – Georgia State University
    Co-investigator:
    Kyle Hammond, MD - Emory University
    Mark Lyle, PT, PhD - Emory University
    Gordon Warren, PhD - Georgia State University
    John Xerogeanes, MD – Emory University


2016 Grant Recipients:

  • Gena Henderson, PT, DPT, PCS
    Co-Researchers: Jianhua Wu, PhD
    Title: CHANGES IN GAIT KINEMATICS FOLLOWING TREADMILL TRAINING IN CHILDREN WITH AGENESIS OF THE CORPUS CALLOSUM
    Program: Georgia State University - Department of Kinesiology & Health

2015 Grant Recipients:

  • Lindsay Walston, PT, DPT
    Co-Researchers: Sarah Blanton, PT, DPT, NCS
    Title: EFFECT OF BODY MASS INDEX OF FUNCTIONAL STROKE OUTCOMES, CAREGIVER BURDEN AND DISCHARGE DESTINATION IN AN INPATIENT REHABILITATION SETTING
    Program: Emory Rehabiltation Hospital

2014 Grant Recipients:

  • Marie A. Johanson, PT, PhD, OCS
    Co-Researchers: Elizabeth Frierson, PT, DPT, OCS; Kathleen Geist, PT, DPT, OCS & Ainsley Ross, PT, DPT, OCS
    Title: "Clinical Effects of Dry Needling Among Asymptomatic Individuals with Hamstring Tightness"
    School: Emory University

2013 Grant Recipients:

  • Sarah Blanton, PT, DPT, NCS
    Co-Researchers: Steven Wolf, PT, PhD, FAPTA and student researchers: Alex Acenbrak, SPT; Michelle Phillips, SPT; Ali Watt, SPT; Lindsay White, SPT & Carmen Turcott Wurtz, SPT
    Title: "Stroke Self-Management Rehabilitation Trial (SMART-DVD): An International, Multi-Site Pilot Trial"
    School: Emory University

2012 Grant Recipients:

  • Deborah Michael Wendland, PT, DPT, CPed
    Title: "The Impact of Acute Physical Activity on Skin Tissue"
    School: Mercer University

2011 Grant Recipients:

  • Nancy Boore SPT; Suzanne Chiappone SPT; Philip Fabrizio, PT, MS, DPT, CEAS
    Title: Relationship between angle of torsion and piriformis insertion: A pilot study
    School: Mercer University

2007 Grant Recipients:

  • Brenda Wilson
    School: Emory University

GFPT Scholarship Recipients

Student Scholarships provide financial assistance to PT and PTA students who demonstrate superior capabilities and the potential to significantly contribute to the growth of the physical therapy profession. For more informaiton or to obtain an application for a student scholarship, click here.

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