Founders Grant

Founders Grant for Research in Hand Therapy 

Purpose: To promote meaningful research in hand therapy through the funding of one or more grants awarded annually in the total combined maximum amount of $10,000.

Eligibility: Practitioners, graduate students or tenured/untenured faculty at accredited occupational/physical therapy programs are eligible for the award. Note: Members of the Grant Review Committee are not eligible for the award during the year(s) for which they serve as reviewers.

Scope of Research: The focus of the research must be within the domain of hand therapy. The ASHT Research Division has the right and responsibility of verifying the appropriateness of the proposed research.

Apply for Founders Grant for Research in Hand Therapy  (the deadline to apply for the 2016 Founders Grant has passed) 

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2016 Founders Grant Award Recipients

Neha Dewan, PT, PhD Candidate and Joy MacDermid, PT, PHD
"Home safety leading to bone safety: Validation and feasibility testing for using GoPro video-technology to assess home fall risk in women following distal radius fracture"

Folarin Babatunde, PT, PhD Candidate, MSc Sports & Exer Med, CBTcert, Micert
"Physiotherapist-delivered internet-based behavior change intervention (i-bci) for managing psychosocial problems after a distal radius fracture: A pilot and feasibility study"