ASHT Founders Award

FUNDED BY:

American Society of Hand Therapists, American Hand Therapy Foundation, Hand Therapy Certification Commission.

FUNDING AMOUNT:

Up to $30,000

APPLICATION WINDOW:

The application window is open from January 1 through March 1.

Purpose

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

Types of Studies

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.

Eligibility

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.

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Have Questions?

For inquiries, contact April Cowan, OTR, OTD, CHT at grants@ahtf.org.

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Grants

Supporting novice or experienced researchers who are able to expand the scientific evidence, visibility, and quality of upper extremity and hand rehabilitation.

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