ASHT Founders Award

ASHT Founders Award (funded by the American Society of Hand Therapists)


To promote meaningful research in hand therapy through the funding of one or more grants awarded annually. Eligibility for this award includes practitioners, graduate students, or tenured/untenured faculty at accredited occupational/physical therapy programs are eligible for the award.


Up to $16,300


Grant proposals are accepted for research within any domain of hand therapy. AHTF has the responsibility of verifying the appropriateness of the proposed research. Grantees will be required to share their findings at the ASHT annual meeting. A scientific abstract should be submitted to ASHT within one year of study completion. Grantees will also be required to submit their completed research to a peer-reviewed journal for publication within one year following the completion of the project.

In addition, AHTF administers the Mary Kasch Scholarship Award, an educational grant to support hand therapist certification funded by the tri-alliance for hand therapy (American Society of Hand Therapists, Hand Therapy Certification Commission, and AHTF).