The Ida M. Stern Research Education Scholarship

The Ida M. Stern Research Education Scholarship



American Hand Therapy Foundation


Up to $500.00 US.


Applications accepted May 1-July 1; submitted to



The Ida M. Stern Research Education Grant was created due to a generous donation from Ida M. Stern. The grant intends to promote research education in the field of hand rehabilitation and, secondarily, to expand evidence-guided hand therapy services.  

Types of Studies

Studies are not required for this scholarship. Applicants are encouraged to submit education results as a manuscript to the AHTF Newsletter ( or ASHT Times.


Any CHT in good standing pursuing additional research implementation skills through attendance in seminars, courses, or a post-professional degree program is eligible to apply.

Submission Instructions

Download the grant application and review grant requirements as posted on the website. Completed applications, in PDF format, must be submitted via email to via email to attention of Caroline W Jansen, PT, PhD, CHT.

Have Questions?

For inquiries, contact Caroline W Jansen, PT, PhD, CHT at


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