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

Purpose and General Information About Award

The purpose of GFPT grant 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. (Click read more, for application and instruction downloads)

GFPT grants are limited to a maximum of $10,000. Application deadline is March 1, 2018. Awardee will be notified on April 1, 2018. Funding will begin May 1, 2018 and must be expended within a 24 month budget period of the award.

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 Foundation at 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 not in 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.
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Access to application forms
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 Applications for this grant must be submitted online to: with a subject line of "GFPT Research Grant 2018."
The Applicant will be notified by email that the application has been submitted for review.
For additional questions please contact:
Anne Thompson, PT, EdD
Grant Committee
Georgia Foundation for Physical Therapy
1260 Winchester Parkway, SE, STE. 205
Smyrna, GA 30080-6546
P: 770-433-2418 | F: 770-433-2907