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. Funding amount is up to $30,000.

Eligibility: Clinicians, 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. Recipients will be requied to share their findings at an ASHT annual meeting. A scientific abstract should be submitted to ASHT within one year of study completion. Recipients will also be required to submit their completed research to a peer-reviewed journal for publication withinone year following the completion of the project.

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The deadline to apply for the 2018 Founders Grant is February 28, 2018.

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2017 Founders Grant Award Recipient

No award winner in 2017

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"