The APTE Research Committee promotes scholarly activities and access to research resources that facilitate evidence-based educational strategies. Activities include review of Research Grant applications as well as assisting with review of platform and poster proposals for CSM and ELC.


This highly interactive 4.5-day virtual workshop provides participants with the expertise and support to be successful at the national level in obtaining funding for education research. We bring together a nationally recognized group of mentors and consultants as faculty, including representatives from potential funding agencies in a virtual space to support participants work. The workshop provides guidance in developing robust and theoretically grounded research agendas, research design and analysis (multiple methods); identifying “best-bet” funding sources; grant writing and budgeting; and creating intra-and inter-institutional collaborative research networks and projects. Some didactic sessions are included but the centerpiece of the workshop is one-on-one mentoring through breakout sessions that provide the opportunity for participants to interact with a community of scholars and representatives from organizations that fund education research.




To provide these exceptional opportunities, attendance is targeted to be 16 participants. Participants need to have some experience with publishing in education research and already have ideas for grant applications. Selection of participants is competitive, and applications open on December 15, 2020 and close March 8, 2021 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. Once participants are identified, they will be paired with mentors with education research experience and expertise. Engagement of mentors and participants will occur prior to, during, and following the workshop to develop sound education research proposals that maximize chances for successful funding and publication. The overall aim is to create and expand a cadre of highly-qualified, networked and productive education researchers who will advance the science of physical therapist education, make significant contributions to the literature, and ultimately enhance physical therapy education and practice today and in the future.

Applications will open on December 15, 2020 and close March 8, 2021

Cost: $1500* (paid by applicant’s institution)

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*Rate is for a member of one of the sponsoring organizations. Non-members will pay an unsubsidized


Training in Grantsmanship for Rehabilitation Research (TIGRR)

When: January 11, 2021 - January 15, 2021

Training in Grantsmanship for Rehabilitation Research (TIGRR)

Location: Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, SC

Workshop Dates: January 11 - 15, 2021*

Application Dates: July 1 - August 7, 2020

Learn how to apply here.


Foundation for Physical Therapy Research

The mission of the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research is to fund and publicize physical therapy research that determines the scientific basis and value of services intended to optimize physical functioning by physical therapists, and to develop the next generation of researchers.


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