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1-2 research grant awards of up to $15,000 are available to Section members to assist with a 1-year research study that investigates a question or questions of importance to health policy or clinical administration. Grants may be renewable (no-cost extension) for up to 1 year.

Deadline for Proposals: midnight, December 31, annually.

Instructions and guidelines for submitting research proposals for the HPA grant program are available below:


Physical therapists receiving funding from this program will be expected to report their findings at a Combined Sections Meeting within three years of receipt of funding.

For further information you may contact the Research Committee Chair.

Recent Grant Recipients

  • 2018: Elizabeth Regan, PT, DPT, OCS: Integrating Stroke Survivors into Cardiac Rehabilitation: Exploring Effectiveness, Feasibility, Physical Therapist Involvement and Policy Implications 
  • 2017: Janet Dolot, PT, DPT, DrPH, OCS: Physical Therapy Utilization for non-Specific Low Back Pain: a Multi-Level Analysis of Predictors and a Description of Pain and Functional Outcomes
  • 2016: Margaret Danilovich, PT, DPT, PhD: Impact of Integrating Physical Therapists into a Medicaid Worksite Wellness Program
  • 2015: Jason Falvey, PT, DPT, GCS: Enhancing Physical Therapy Participation in Models of Transitional Care
  • 2014: Beth Black, PT, DSc: Theory-Based Intervention Program to Support Physical Activity for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis: A Case Series
    Jean Weaver, PT, MBA: Physical Therapists and Safe Patient Handling and Movement in States with/without Policy
  • 2013: Beth McManus, PT, MPH, ScD, PCS: Costs of Pediatric Physical Therapy Services for Low-income Infants and Toddlers with Developmental Delays and Disabilities
  • 2012: Carla Sabus, PT, PhD: Organizational Dimensions of Innovative Physical Therapy Practice
  • 2011: Gina Marie Musolino, PT, MSEd, EdD: Evaluation of Florida PT Providers’ Level of Cultural Competence

Research Grant Submission Form

Complete the following form to be considered. Be sure to follow the above instructions and guidelines - you'll need to attach your application to the below form.

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