Are you a DPT student looking to enhance the future of your profession? Are you interested in research? Do you want to advance the art and science of physical therapy in a meaningful way?
The Foundation for Physical Therapy is the only national nonprofit organization dedicated to funding physical therapy research supporting evidence-based practice. Over the last 35 years, the Foundation has supported the physical therapy profession’s research needs in scientific research, clinical research, and health services research.
The Foundation has provided more than $13 million in funding to help launch the careers of over 500 physical therapist researchers. New data has shown that Foundation alumni have gone on to receive an estimated $595 million in additional funding from a variety of sources including the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, Veterans Administration, and the National Science Foundation.
Many of today’s leading and emerging physical therapist researchers, clinicians, and academicians began their careers with seed funding from the Foundation. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded 346 scholarships, 18 fellowships, and 448 grants.
The Foundation’s Student Project Committee is improving ways that PT and PTA students can help contribute to the Foundation’s philanthropic mission. The Miami-Marquette Challenge and the
Log ‘N Blog are both student-led fundraising efforts which help fund the Foundation’s critical work.
Join us on Wednesday, March 12th at 9pm EST to talk about how you can get involved!
Post written by Erica Sadiq