ASHT Founders Award


ASHT Founders Award

To promote meaningful research in hand therapy through the funding of one or more grants awarded annually.

FUNDING AMOUNT: Up to $30,000

Occupational or physical therapist: clinicians, graduate students, or faculty at accredited occupational/physical therapy programs are eligible for this award. At least one member of the research team must be a member of ASHT with his or her role in the proposed research clearly defined and significant to the project.

FUNDED BY: American Society of Hand Therapists, American Hand Therapy Foundation, Hand Therapy Certification Commission.

Grant proposals are accepted for research within any domain of hand therapy. The AHTF has the responsibility of verifying the appropriateness of the proposed research.

Recipients will be required 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 within one year following the completion of the project.

APPLICATION WINDOW: The application window is from January 1 through March 1.

For inquiries, contact April Cowan, OTR, OTD, CHT at