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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)
1260 Winchester Pkwy SE Suite 205
Smyrna, GA 30080-6546

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 http://www.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

 
 

Apply for Scholarships

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.

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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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