Burkhalter New Investigator Grant


Burkhalter New Investigator Award for Clinical Research in hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation

In 1993, the AHTF established a grant in honor of Dr. William Burkhalter (1928-1992), a long-time advocate and promoter of hand therapy. The purpose of the award is to support scientific clinical research in the field of hand and upper limb rehabilitation.

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. Preference is given to applicants who are novice occupational or physical therapist investigators. AHTF board members are not eligible.

Authors are encouraged to submit research projects that address the AHTF research priorities published in the Journal of Hand therapy (Reference: MacDermid et al, (2002). A research agenda for hand therapy J. Hand Therapy, 15(1), 3-15).

FUNDING AMOUNT: Up to $10,000

FUNDED BY: American Hand Therapy Foundation

Experimental, non-experimental, pilot studies, quasi-experimental, measurement, or qualitative studies designed to advance the clinical practice of hand and upper extremity rehabilitation in categories identified by the AHTF research priorities will be considered.

DEADLINE: The application is open from January 1 through March 1 of the following year. Notification will be by July 1.