Physical therapists are critical members of PD care teams. There is great need for Parkinson’s-experienced physical therapists on the front lines of care. The Parkinson’s Foundation recognizes the value of physical therapists who are educated in Parkinson’s disease. Therefore, the Parkinson’s Foundation is sponsoring seed grant funding intended to support Physical Therapy Faculty Alumni. This award is known as the Parkinson’s Foundation Physical Therapy Faculty Award. Apply September 10 – October 22, 2021.
This award supports up to a maximum of $10,000 for three (3) alumni to take their Physical Therapy Faculty Program independent projects to the next step or to explore expanding another idea that would enhance their ability to teach about Parkinson’s or increase learning of Parkinson’s disease among PTs, students, or patients. Only PT Faculty who have completed their Independent Project as part of the Parkinson’s Foundation Physical Therapy Faculty Program may apply. Applications should address the scope of impact that the project will have on the PD community, such as distinguishing between an immediate versus long term impact project or a research versus community impact project. The Grant Awardee will also be matched with a Physical Therapy Mentor, for a period of one-year, to offer guidance, support, and encouragement to help cultivate the development of the project.
Level of Support
The Parkinson’s Foundation Physical Therapy Faculty Award is for a maximum of $10,000 a year. Up to 10% of the award total, i.e., $1,000, may be used to defray indirect costs. Salary support is permitted.
This award is open to Parkinson’s Foundation Physical Therapy Faculty who completed their Independent Project only.
The application process will be open from Friday, September 10 through Friday, October 22, 2021. Review will take place in November and notices of award will go out in December 2021.