Burkhalter New Investigator Grant


Burkhalter New Investigator Grant for Clinical Research in Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation

PURPOSE: 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. Preference is given to applicants who are novice occupational or physical therapist investigators.

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).


Up to $10,000.00


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.