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The function of the OPTA Research Fund is to promote and support research studies relative to clinical practice, education or administration which will enhance the profession of physical therapy. This is provided through grants for approved activities.
OPTA RESEARCH FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
The OPTA Research Committee offers funding opportunities for research projects of interest to the PT/PTA community. Projects with substantial collaboration among clinical and academic researchers will receive priority consideration during the review process.
Our small grant program typically funds smaller budget projects or partially funds larger projects. The range of requested funds in recent years has been $500 - $2800, with the highest scored projects receiving the amount of funding requested until all available money is awarded.
Want to learn more about how the Research Committee is raising funds to provide more research grants for the physical therapy profession? Watch our crowdfunding video here.
2019 GRANT APPLICATION DETAILS
QUESTIONS? Contact Research Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
INTERESTED IN COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES?
One of the goals of OPTA Research Committee is to promote research collaboration among clinicians and academicians who have similar research interests. If you are interested in engaging in collaborative research, please open the Google Sheet document (linked here) and select either Researcher or Clinician and populate the required information. Changes are automatically saved.
2019 Research Grant Award Recipients
The OPTA Research Committee would like to recognize and congratulate the following researchers, along with their respective team members, as the 2019 OPTA Research Grant recipients. This year's winning projects were chosen from exceptional applications and will receive funds to support clinical site fees, equipment costs, and participant support costs.
PROJECT: "The Effects of Bilateral Knee Pain & Dry Needling on Laterality Recognition, Movement & Function"
PROJECT: "An Investigation of Child-Caregiver Interactions in the Motor Behaviors of Children with Cerebral Palsy"
PROJECT: "Influence of Sensory System Constraints on Brain Activity During Postural Control Task Performance"
OPTimize 2019 Best Platform Presentation
PROJECT: "Initiation of Physical Therapy in Pediatric Patients with Lateral Ankle Pain: A Retrospective Therapy"
OPTimize 2019 Best Poster Presentation
PROJECT: "The Effects of Therapeutic Riding of Social Skills and Sensory Functioning in Children with Autism"