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|Georgia Foundation for Physical Therapy|
The Georgia Foundation for Physical Therapy (GFPT) provides financial assistance for research that advances 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.
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Georgia Foundation for Physical Therapy (GFPT)
GFPT is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Phyllis D. Palma Scholarship
A scholarship is being established in the memory of Phyllis D. Palma, PT, DPT, ATP/SMS. Click here for more information.
When donating to this fund, please mark Phyllis Palma on the memo line of your check.
GFPT Research Grant Program
PURPOSE & 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. The project should be a collaborative venture between two or more partner organizations or institutions.
AMOUNT AND TIME FRAME OF AWARD
GFPT grants are limited to a maximum of $10,000. Application deadline is January 24, 2020. Awardee will be notified by February 17, 2020. Funding will begin May 1, 2020 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 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.
Access to Application Forms
Detailed information can be found here.
Applications for this grant must be submitted online to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line of “GFPT Research Grant 2020.”
The Applicant will be notified by email that the application has been submitted for review.
For Additional Questions Please Contact:
Anne Thompson, PT, EdD
P: 770.433.4137 F: 770.433.2907
Apply for Scholarships
GFPT Student Scholarship
Submission deadline: February 3, 2020
The Georgia Foundation for Physical Therapy is partnering again 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 2020, PTAG's annual conference on Saturday, March 28, 2020 a Lanier Technical College, Cumming Campus.
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.
Materials Used for Submission & Directions
Click here to download the scholarship application.
Send all materials via e-mail to email@example.com
If you have any questions, please contact the GFPT office as follows:
GFPT Executive Office
596 Concord Road SE
Smyrna, GA 30082
P: 770-433-4137 F: 770-433-2907
2020 GFPT Scholarship recipients
Claudia Holbrook, SPT, Augusta University
2020 GFPT/Team Rehab Scholarship recipients
Abigail Cavender, SPT, University of North Georgia
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)
2019 GFPT/Team Rehabilitation Recipients