GFPT - the Foundation
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)
596 Concord Road SE
Smyrna, Ga 30082
GFPT is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Georgia Foundation for Physical Therapy
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.
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.
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 http://www.ptagonline.org/practice/gfpt
Applications for this grant must be submitted online to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line of “GFPT Research Grant 2019.”
The Applicant will be notified by email that the application has been submitted for review.
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 Student Scholarship
GFPT offers their own scholarship 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. PT students may apply for a $1,000 scholarship and PTA students may apply for a $500 scholarship. Recipients will be invited to the awards luncheon as our guest. The awards luncheon will be held during IMPACT 2019, PTAG's annual conferece.
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.