researchGoal III of PTAG's Strategic Plan, to provide opportunities for professional development, is supported through the Research Workgroup's commitment to fund and showcase clinician and student research through the Poster Presentations (aka Research Forum), Student Research Awards, Research Grants & Scholarships.




Present a Poster

The Poster Presentations (also known as Research Forum) provide an opportunity for clinicians, researchers and students to present and discuss research relevant to physical therapy. Members & Non-Members are encouraged to submit posters.

Apply for Awards, Grants & Scholarships


Student Research Award

Student Research Awards, which are typically selected from students who submit to be included in the Poster Presentation, recognize excellence in research that advances the physical therapy profession by physical therapy students in the state. This award is for Members only.


Research Grant

Research Grants provide financial support to encourage the completion and dissemination of research advancing the physical therapy profession. Grants are awarded to Members only. 


Georgia Foundation for Physical Therapy (GFPT) Student Scholarships

GFPT 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.  PT students may apply for a $1,000 scholarship and  PTA students may apply for a $500 scholarship. 

RM Barney Poole Leadership Academy Scholarships

RMBP Leadership Academy Scholarships provide financial assistance to Early Career PTs and PTAs and Student PTs & PTAs who demonstrate superior leadership capabilities and the potential to significantly contribute to the growth of the Physical Therapy Profession. Early Career PTs & PTAs and Student PTs & PTAs may apply for scholarship funds to discount IMPACT registration cost; to attend RMBP Leadership Academy courses held during IMPACT, PTAG's annual conference.

2018 Awards Ceremony Luncheon

All awards, grants & scholarship recipients will be invited to the awards luncheon. The awards luncheon will be held during IMPACT 2018, PTAG's annual conferece. 

  Saturday, April 7, 2018

  12:45pm - 2:30pm
  The Classic Center
  Athens, GA 

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