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Geriatric Research Grant

Grant to a USA Researcher or Group of Researchers for
Studies Related to Physical Therapy for Elderly Patients

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Funding Source:

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Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR)

Deadline Date:

08/06/21

Description:

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Grant to a USA individual or group of researchers affiliated with qualifying institutions for studies related to physical therapy implementation for elderly patients. Preference is given to protecting at-risk and marginalized populations. Grant proposals should seek to directly promote the health, safety, and overall well-being of all older adults.

The Geriatric Research Grant is to be awarded for research in methods to facilitate the aging-in-place for older adults in a supportive community setting utilizing novel and innovative approaches for access to physical therapist services and care. Proposals should reflect the current scientific evidence as well as the Research Agenda of the American Physical Therapy Association.

The grant is to be awarded to an Emerging Investigator for research focused on the development of feasible, effective, and sustainable interventions to be implemented in older adults (> 75 years of age or 65-70 if justified) with multiple, chronic health conditions to address issues with mobility.

Funds may be requested to meet any type of expense reasonably associated with the research project, including salaries and fringe benefits, purchase or rental of equipment, supplies, travel, publication costs, printing or postage, and special services such as computer time, photographic services, and secretarial or research assistant support.

Funding Priorities

Studies should seek to do one or more of the following:

  • Facilitate interprofessional and/or international collaboration
  • Endorses a public health/prevention model rather than a classic interventional medical model
  • Utilizes a mentoring model including both experienced (currently not funded) and novel researchers who are all professionally committed to geriatrics to bring the "next generation of researchers" along
  • Directly relate to the APTA Geriatric Research Agenda
  • Address health care disparities

FTPR would prefer that proposed studies:

  • Provide the basis for larger-scale submissions for funding to external agencies (e.g., National Institutes of Health) and/or sustainable programming that will continue to serve older adults after the Geriatric Research Grant funding ceases.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188948

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$40,000

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

$40,000

Term of Contract:

A proposed project may have a Period of Performance of 1- or 2-years. A grant year will begin January 1 and end December 31, unless another Period of Performance has been requested and approved by FPTR in advance of application submission.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposals may be submitted by an individual or a group of investigators through a U.S. Sponsoring Organization/ Institution with which they are affiliated. Groups must designate one (1) member as the Principal Investigator responsible for directing the project. Other members of the group may be physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, or persons from other disciplines that are relevant to the proposed study.

The purpose of FPTR's research grant program is to fund research studies in specified areas initiated by emerging investigators.

FPTR defines "emerging investigator" as one who has not previously acquired a substantive extramural research award as an independent principal investigator (e.g., National Institutes of Health [NIH] R01, Veterans Administration Merit Award, National Institutes of Disability and Rehabilitation Research Field-Initiated Project). For more information about emerging investigators, see here: https://foundation4pt.org/wp-content/uploads/securepdfs/2021/03/Geriatric-Research-Grant-Guidelines_February-2021-Final-1.pdf#page=2

Geriatric Research Grant award is made only to eligible Principal Investigators. Continued funding is dependent upon the Principal Investigator maintaining eligibility. FPTR will make research awards only to a legal entity that will be accountable for both the performance of the approved project or activity and the appropriate expenditure of funds. FPTR will not make an award to an applicant who is not the Principal Investigator and/or does not have a substantive role in the project and would simply serve as a conduit for another entity.

Principal Investigators supported by FPTR research grants are required to meet one of the following criteria: 1) be a U.S. citizen; 2) have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the U.S.; or 3) have made an official application for permanent residence in the U.S. FPTR requires the applicant to demonstrate their residence status and visa status that will allow them to carry out the research.

The Principal Investigator must be employed by a domestic, public or private non-profit or for-profit organization that is eligible to receive FPTR research grants. For further requirements related to the Principal Investigator, see here: https://foundation4pt.org/wp-content/uploads/securepdfs/2021/03/Geriatric-Research-Grant-Guidelines_February-2021-Final-1.pdf#page=4

Funds are available for research studies done in U.S. institutions only.

No overhead (indirect costs) are allowed for any grant awards under any circumstances.

Limitations of Use:
- No funds will be approved to finance cost overruns or deficits on existing projects or to finance projects already in progress.
- Support for purchase of major pieces of permanent equipment is limited to 20% or less of the total award.

For ineligible requests, see https://foundation4pt.org/wp-content/uploads/securepdfs/2021/03/Geriatric-Research-Grant-Guidelines_February-2021-Final-1.pdf#page=5.

Pre-Application Information:

Review Season 2 (projected dates) Applications open April 7-9:

- August 6, 2021: Fall 2021 funding application deadline (Grants)
- August 9 – August 13, 2021: Checking Fall 2021 applicants’ eligibility and assign SRC reviewers
- August 19 – October 7, 2021: SRC reviewing Fall 2021 funding applications online
- October 2021: SRC calls to discuss top-scoring Fall 2021 funding applications
- October 18-22, 2021: Administrative review and edits of SRC reviews
- Prior to Thanksgiving 2021: Research Committee (RC) recommends awardees for Grants
- Late November or Early December 2021: BOT Awards Research Grants
- Prior to December 31, 2021: Award notification and Summary Statements go out to all applicants

All clinical trials must be registered.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://foundation4pt.aibs-scores.org/

For content questions and guidance, please contact lizjackson@foundation4pt.org.

For any technical assistance in using the submission site, please contact foundation4pt@aibs.org.

Foundation for Physical Therapy
3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 110
Alexandria, VA 22305-3085
1.800.875.1378
info@foundation4pt.org

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