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Research Committee

Research Committee Chair, June Hanks, PT, PhD, DPT at  


Call for Research Proposals:

The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) is soliciting applications for research grants to assist TPTA members with the cost of conducting research.  Two research grants are available.


1.             Seed Money Grants – designed to assist with initiating new research

2.             Dissemination Grants – designed to assist with dissemination of information gathered from a completed project


All TPTA members are eligible and encouraged to apply for either grant; however, preferential consideration will be given to students and new investigators/researchers.  TPTA supports and encourages new research initiatives related to physical therapy.


Applicants should review the Guidelines for Distribution of TPTA Research Committee Funds(Revised October 2015) and complete the TPTA Research Grant Application Form (Revised October 2015).  Application deadlines are October 1 at 11:59 CST for the Fall cycle and March 1, 2016 at 11:59 CST for the Spring cycle (with the exception of the Fall 2015 deadline of November 11, 2015 at 11:59 CST).


Completed applications should be submitted electronically to the TPTA Research Committee Chair, June Hanks, PT, PhD, DPT at The subject line of the email must state “TPTA Grant Application”. Applicants will receive electronic confirmation of receipt of materials.  Incomplete applications will be returned without review.  All applicants will receive written notification of funding decisions.  Funding decisions are at the discretion of the TPTA Research Committee and all decisions are final.  Awards will be announced at TPTA State meetings.



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